The Fairhope Middle School Parent/Teacher Committee (PTC) will take over The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm for an evening of local sounds. Pirates Take the Pond will be a chance to experience two of the area’s finest musical acts in the organic surroundings of Blue Moon Farm, as well as help the Fairhope Middle School’s PTC generate money for future endeavors.

Singer-songwriter Eric Erdman, who started his career as the front man for The Ugli Stick, will be performing at this event. Since focusing on his solo work, Erdman’s appeal has definitely grown far beyond the confines of the Gulf Coast. The same infectious combination of clever lyrics and smooth instrumentation that made him a favorite locally has done the same in Europe and Australia. He made many friends during his travels, and Erdman even collaborated with Australian duo Hussy Hicks for tracks on his latest release “Color the Silence.”

This is already shaping up to be a big year for The Mulligan Brothers. In February, this modern Americana quartet will journey to Oxford, Miss., to perform on Thacker Mountain Radio on Mississippi Public Radio. In April, The Mulligan Brothers will embark on a tour of the Middle East. But the biggest news from The Mulligan Brothers camp of late is their upcoming appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The group will perform on Sun., May 4.


Pirates Take the Pond feat. Eric Erdman and The Mulligan Brothers
Date: Sat., Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.
Venue: The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm, 19375 Rada Rd. in Silverhill, www.thefrogpondatbluemoonfarm.com
Tickets: $50 (best farm seating)/$20 (general admission) avail. at www.brownpapertickets.com