Management & Booking
November 2022: Nebraska Brewing Company, La Vista, NE
September 24th, 2022: Werner Park, Papillion, NE
May 28th, 2022: The Down Under Lounge, Omaha, NE
May 14th, 2022: Dr. Jack's Drinkery, Omaha, NE - playing with VVilloughbys & The Broke Loose
April 22nd, 2022: The Harney Street Tavern, Omaha, NE - opening for Virgin Mary Pistol Grip
July 24th, 2021: T & T: Taps and Trucks Tequila Fest, Omaha, NE
July 23rd, 2021: Nebraska Brewing Company, LaVista, NE
June 27th, 2021: Guitars for Vets, PTSD awareness fest, Papillion, NE
May 29th, 2021: Dr Jack's Drinkery, Omaha, NE - opening for The Bull Nettles
December 5th, 2020: Live from Mars House, Virtual Event (Acoustic)
August 22nd 2020: Live from Mars House, Virtual Event (Electric)
July 18th, 2020: Private Party, Omaha, NE
July 15th, 2020: Nebraska Brewing Company, LaVista, NE
February 8th, 2020: Infusion Brewing, Omaha, NE - other notable bands - the shineys
September 15th, 2019: Centerfest, Omaha, NE - other notable bands - the Broke Loose
August 6th, 2019: Nebraska Brewing Company, Omaha, NE - opening for The Mammoths & Kirby Sybert
July 6th, 2019: Farnam House Brewing Company, 5th Anniversary Party, Omaha, NE - other notable bands - Wagon Blasters, Ted & Alice Miller
June 15th, 2019: Private Party, Omaha, NE
April 16th, 2019; Open Mic Night, Growler USA, Omaha, NE
July 7th, 2018: Private Party, Omaha, NE
September 27th, 1996: Ticket Master Music Showcase at the (also defunct) People’s Bar in Ames, IA. We got some great (for the 90’s) home videos from this show, be sure to check them out on our Youtube Channel.
November 9th, 1994: Opening the Big ‘O’ local music showcase at the (now defunct) Ranch Bowl in Omaha, NE. After the set, everyone’s favorite sound guy, Roger asked the band ‘where were you when we needed openers for the Cramps on Monday?’ (How Freakin’ cool is that!)
A three-piece Original Acoustic & Electric Indie Folk & Power Pop band.
Band Members: Tyson Arp, Nicholas Pella, & Angela Arp
Born in a basement in the late ‘80’s by the inseparable Tyson Arp (guitar) & Nicholas Pella (drums). Small-town skater outcasts & hopeless romantics, they began crafting songs together with little idea of how it was done, relying on a mono cassette recorder to capture the magic. Drawing heavily from the styles of Violent Femmes & The Dead Milkmen & set into motion by the rough-edged Mojo Nixon, the MudPuddles sound began taking shape.
By ‘93 the catalog of songs had grown, an occasional gig was played, & hours were spent playing in the streets of Omaha & Lincoln. An acoustic bass guitar was acquired, adding to the existing guitar, drums, pots & pans, but a bass player was lacking. Angela (Zikas) Arp agreed to pick up the bass & learn from scratch to fill out the band’s lineup.
As the 3-piece sound developed, electric guitars were purchased & the MudPuddles sound evolved & matured. A few self-produced cassettes emerged in ‘94 & ‘96 showcasing the acoustic roots of the band & the emerging electrified sound. Enthusiasm for the project faded as ‘97 came to a close & the MudPuddles didn’t play together again until 2017.
The following years were spent enjoying the art together again, with a few shows here and there. With encouragement from our family, friends and FANS, the 3 decided that what they were creating was worth capturing. Their EP, EVER HEARD OF LOVE (2020) captures & reimagines some of their earlier songs recorded exclusively with acoustic instruments in the band’s home studio, while their singles FATMAN (2021), DENIAL (2021), BOMBING RANGE (2021) & DARK SPACE (2022) reflect on their more mature & diverse & genre-bending musical styles.