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  • one.

    WHAT DO YOU LOVE THE MOST ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE?

    “My Father's Circus - Detroit, 1973”
  • two.

    DESTROY SOMETHING

    “Mullet Family Picnic - water-damaged & torn”
  • three.

    WHAT DO YOU FIND OFFENSIVE?

    “Troubled World War I Soldiers”
  • four.

    WHAT DO YOU FIND SEXY?

    “Blackberry Picking - 1907”
  • five.

    DEFINE THE AMERICAN DREAM

    “The Mullet's New Car”
  • six.

    WHAT DOES YOUR CROWD LOOK LIKE?

    “My wife's grandfather with his 1931 football team”
  • seven.

    WHAT IS IN YOUR POCKETS?

    “Aunt Kaye (age 2) at the empty mailbox”
  • eight.

    WHAT DO YOU DREAM OF?

    “Hubert Orville Mullet - my wife's grandfather”
  • nine.

    WHAT CONFUSES YOU THE MOST?

    “My father advertising Unity Mufflers in the 1970s”
  • ten.

    TELL US ABOUT YOUR FATHER'S CIRCUS

    “The Hiller Olde Tyme Circus”
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Interview With Curtis Eller

NEW YORK CITY’S SELF-PROCLAIMED ANGRIEST YODELLING BANJO PLAYER

Interview With Curtis Eller

NEW YORK CITY’S SELF-PROCLAIMED ANGRIEST YODELLING BANJO PLAYER

Mom. Dad. There’s a stranger in the yard. But fret not because that stranger is actually Curtis Eller, and Curtis Eller is the pooch’s hooch. There are few men that can rock a wife-beater, ‘tache and braces with as much panache, aplomb and authenticity as New York City’s (self-proclaimed) angriest yodelling banjo player.

Curtis was always destined for the spotlight, having begun his show-business career at the age of seven (as a juggler and acrobat in the Hiller Olde Tyme Circus, which his father ran). Nowadays he sings a good ol’ story up against a plinkety-plonk backdrop of oddball Americana, and stubbornly performs (either solo, or with his band – The American Circus) at wakes, vaudeville revues and punk-rock toilets.

For these pictures which he has taken for us, he has borrowed heavily from his unique collection of vintage photos and daguerreotypes. I’m sure you’ll agree they suit his style just dandy. Oh – and he’s just won the spot-prize for the best profile picture. Check out his Guthrie-gone-Gogol Bordello aceness here, with a free download of After The Soil Fails.