Fountain Point Resort is a gorgeous slice of history, hidden on the shores of Lake Leelanau. Come together with the community to share in a truly unique night of music in a family-friendly setting. Shows will take place on the lawn of the historic hotel by the lake. Come by boat or car, bring a picnic and a friend to experience a night of music like never before.
Mulebone is a musical partnership comprised of multi-instrumentalist, John Ragusa and roots music specialist, Hugh Pool. The grist for their mill is traditional blues.
Together Mulebone has recorded 4 critically lauded CDs and achieved AMA Top 100 with all but 1. Their latest offering "Keep on Movin" earned the distinction of being the only independent release in the AMA Top 40 for 5 weeks in 2015. Along with playing live and TV appearances, they won blues artist of the year at radio stations from Seattle, Washington to Red Bank, New Jersey and Hugh Pool was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in 2016. Any given week may find them playing clubs in NYC or entertaining at private parties thrown by David Rockefeller, Bruce Wasserstein and list of other East Coast residents who are enthusiastic about bringing these boys in for a party by road, sea or air.
In Mulebone, John plays, conch shell, Jews harp, cornet, all manner of flutes, tin whistle, and chimes in on the harmony vocals.
Hugh plays guitars, harmonica, boot board and sings, all with a mouth full of whiskey and a giant heart.
Together in Mulebone, Hugh and John play slide guitar boogies, 1 chord trance riffs a la Howlin Wolf the uptempo rags of Reverend Gary Davis and country blues of all shapes and colors. Sometimes they play close to the source, almost as if tracing the image, and at other moments, they re-examine the source, float above it, take a new look as one understanding their home from a distant land.