MANDOLIN ORANGE returns to HORIZON RECORDS on Friday, May 11th at 3pm for an Artisphere preview performance in the midst of our visit from the THIRD MAN RECORDS Rolling Record Store!

The duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz are returning to our humble abode today to play a brief set in The Bohemian Café, bringing their gorgeous blend of voices and acoustic instruments back for the first time in five years. This will be a special preview of their full performance on Artisphere’s Culinary Arts Stage at 7pm Friday! Get more info on that show HERE.

Lean in to Mandolin Orange’s sound, and it’s bound to happen. You’ll suddenly pick up on the power and devastation lurking in its quietude, the doom hiding beneath its unvarnished beauty. You’ll hear the way it magnifies the intimacy at the heart of the North Carolina duo’s music, as if they created their own musical language as they recorded it.

They’ve earned fans from Austin City Limits to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and it’s been an auspicious journey for a pair who casually met at a bluegrass jam session in 2009. Singer Roseanne Cash described their music as having, “the plainspoken, mournful power of bluegrass and the elegance and intricacy of American classical, like Copland or Barber,” and who are we to disagree?

We’re thrilled to welcome Andrew and Emily back, and we hope you’ll join us for some beautiful Americana-bluegrass-folk-vocal harmony-laden song magic in the comfy setting of The Bohemian Cafe.

And we’ll have all sorts of Mandolin Orange stuff in-stock on CD and/or vinyl LP!
 

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