Eric Stoner (left) and Joe Forkan (right) Photograph: Nicole Caldwell

Alpha Mule is a music duo from Southern California, featuring musicians Joe Forkan and Eric Stoner.

Their music is influenced by rock, blues, bluegrass, folk and traditional country - primarily music from the American south and American southwest.

Joe Forkan was born in New York, grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and moved to California in 2002. Eric Stoner is a native Californian.

They began playing music together in 2013.

They recorded Peripheral Vision, their debut album of original songs, at WaveLab Studio in Tucson, Arizona in January 2016.

Both are also visual artists. Forkan is an exhibiting painter and Professor of Art at CSU Fullerton. Stoner is a professional photographer and teaches photography at Laguna College of Art and Design.


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