The Rockford Mules are a whiskey spittin', devil chasin', guitar grindin', band from Minneapolis. Mixing fuzzed up rock n' roll with slowed down blues licks, From Devil's Spit to Angel Tears is a debut album full of that typical gruff and grizzly swagger that all real rock bands used to have. And that's just what this four-piece are – a real rock band, all working jobs and living life outside of the band. And although they released this album themselves, it's rough and rugged, hard rocking, grungy sound is commercial – and good – enough to propel them somewhere decent were some major label A&R hotshot on the case. ”

— KERRANG! Magazine

The cadence of Morphine and the darkness of 16 Horsepower mashed up with some electrified Delta blues. Induces cravings for amphetamine-loaded late-night drives to the middle of nowhere.”

— Razorcake

The Rockford Mules

Minneapolis Rock and Roll. The Good Kind.

Erik Tasa - voice/guitars

Ryan Rud - guitar/lap steel

Joel Habedank - drums

Craig Peck - bass


The Rockford Mules are a band. 

They are a band molded from the days when being in a band meant more and went beyond just playing music together. Music formed from friendships and friendships molded by music, The Rockford Mules are a throwback to a day when bandmates were irreplaceable…All for one and one for all.

Staples of the Twin Cities music scene since 2005 The Rockford Mules have shared the stage with Lucero, Soul Asylum, The Violent Femmes, Fu Manchu, Shooter Jennings and a number of other national acts in some of America’s most iconic venues. They’ve had music featured on “Criminal Minds” along with several MTV style shows. They have released three full length records and are about to release their first album of new music in 12 years. 

Once described as “devil chasing guitar grinding” music has now evolved into a more refined version of themselves that can only happen from years of the same four guys playing together for 17 years. Their new album, “The Last Camaro”, is a 70’s rock infused ode and celebration to a time when your band was your family. 

The boys have come home… This is their family reunion.

The Last Camaro

available 11.24.2023 on vinyl and streaming everywhere.







ma they broke me


from devil's spit to angel tears


crooked tooth


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