For those of you lucky enough to catch the Mandolin Orange shows at Southend Grooveyard, you know their beautifully crafted songs and their straightforward yet elegant performance style.
They formed in 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina around the talents of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Martin and violinist/guitarist Emily Frantz. Martin and Emily had met the night of Obama’s first inauguration at an old-time music jam in
Carrboro, North Carolina. They had each been irresistibly drawn, and drawn back, to the authenticity of bluegrass and other southern roots music. Their sound is a heady mix of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country, and pop drawn from wells both old and new. It invokes a sort of earthy timelessness, beautifully enriched by their effortless harmonies.
Mandolin Orange will bring a full band for this show, in support of their new album, Blindfaller.
"The musical tapestry of Blindfaller is delicately woven with lush threads of acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin and pedal steel, all ever-present without ever overplaying. However, it's the vocal interplay of Frantz and Marlin that is the band's most distinctive calling card. Opening track 'Hey Stranger' crystallizes all of Mandolin Orange's unique qualities into one three-and-a-half minute heart punch that both soothes and aches."
– Rolling Stone
Pre-show dinner not included in ticket price. Dinner sales begin at 5:30 pm.