Show Info & Media
January 10, 2014
Fletcher Opera Theater
North Carolina duo Mandolin Orange has had a banner year: they were signed to local label Yep Roc Records and released a new CD, This Side of Jordan, to rave reviews. And last year, they were named theIndependent Weekly’s Best Roots/Country Band of the Year (a title they shared with local favorites Chatham County Line). This show will be one of the group’s first headlining shows near home following the release ofThis Side of Jordan, and they are excited to make it a special, memorable evening for all in attendance. They haven’t shared specific details just yet, but they are ecstatic to play in the lovely Fletcher Theater and have a few surprises up their sleeve to make the night magical.
In regards to “House of Stone,” the lead track on This Side of Jordan, CMT Edge classified the song as a “fire and brimstone lullabye.”
Rosanne Cash, with whom the duo has shared billing, wrote of the band’s 2011 release, Haste Make / Hard Hearted Stranger: “Love it...It has the plainspoken, mournful power of bluegrass and the elegance and intricacy of American classical, like Copland or Barber. Fantastic record.”
Marlin’s rural upbringing and Frantz’s roots in bluegrass fiddle and harmony serve as the basis for the duo’s more explorative style. Save the date for a celebration of the continued vitality of roots music in the Piedmont with these rising stars!