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4.7 out of 5
70 Ratings
70 Ratings
Fishin Morgan

Wonderfully Talented Artists!

Absolutely amazing first song! Tremendous talents!

GibsonF4F5

Never disappoints

Much like the Civil Wars, this duo strikes a rich vein of Americana roots music. Hopefully Mandolin Orange will continue to perform/compose and not fall prey to the "Grass is Greener" elsewhere and breakup. Another great album, strong songs, nice dark pentonic riffs and beautiful vocals. Buy all their Cd's, well worth the listen!

Melvin Dog

Can't say enough good about Emily and Andrew

After trying to see them live here in North Carolina but not being able to because the shows were sold out (yes!), we saw them at the Red Wing Roots Festival in Virginia (check it out next year - worth the trip). Anyway, they can flat play their instruments and their voices blend together in a beautiful way that its difficult to describe, both on this album and in person. Their songs are deep and meaningful, and my friends and I are the better for having found them. The even better news is that they each personally seem to be as wonderful and gracious as their music.
Buy the albums, get the T-shirt and brag about how you found out about them early in what I hope is a very, very long career.

About Mandolin Orange

Formed in 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina around the talents of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Marlin and violinist/guitarist Emily Frantz, Mandolin Orange draw from wells both old and new, offering up a heady mix of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country, and pop that invokes the earthy timelessness (and effortless harmonies) of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, the sweet unpredictability of Nickel Creek, and the rich, gothic Americana of the Civil Wars. Partners in music and life, the pair released their self-produced debut, Quiet Little Room, through CD Baby in 2010, followed by the ambitious double album Haste Make/Hard Hearted Stranger in 2011. The duo inked a deal with Yep Roc for their third long-player, 2013's This Side of Jordan, which ended up on NPR's year-end list of the best folk and Americana albums.

Mandolin Orange's fourth album, Such Jubilee, was written on the road (all ten songs came from Marlin's pen) and given a warm, sparing recording by the duo alone at Echo Mountain studio in Asheville, North Carolina. For album number five, 2016's Blindfaller, the group expanded to a six-piece, with Marlin and Frantz joined in the studio by Josh Oliver on keyboards and guitar, Allyn Love on pedal steel, Clint Mullican on bass, and Kyle Keegan on drums. ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
Chapel Hill, NC
FORMED
2009

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