Mandolin Orange is duo Andrew Marlin on vocals, guitar, banjo and mandolin and Emily Frantz on vocals, guitar and violin. Marlin is also the songwriter for the group. On some of its recordings, the duo produces a fuller sound by bringing in members of its touring band like guitarist Josh Oliver to contribute to the songs. The two met in Chapel Hill, N.C., and formed Mandolin Orange in 2009.
The first three Mandolin Orange studio albums were Quiet Little Room (2010), Hasta Make / Hard Hearted Stranger (2011) and This Side of Jordan (2013). Mandolin Orange's next album, Such Jubilee, released in 2015 and hit No. 17 on the US Folk chart and No. 21 on the US Heatseekers chart. Its 2016 follow-up, Blindfaller, hit No. 7 on the US Heatseekers chart, No. 16 on the US Folk chart and No. 42 on the US Rock chart. Mandolin Orange's 2019 release, Tides of a Teardrop, sold over 7,500 copies in the US and hit No. 164 on the US Billboard chart, No. 31 on the US Rock chart, No. 13 on the US Country chart, No. 2 on the US Folk chart and No. 1 on the US Heatseekers chart.
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What can I expect from Mandolin Orange?
Mandolin Orange plays a trademark blend of folk and Americana that infuses elements of bluegrass, country, gospel and soft rock. The vocals feature complex but natural-sounding harmonies. Their sound has been described as both ethereal and bearing a grounded timelessness.
What songs might I hear in a Mandolin Orange setlist?
At a Mandolin Orange concert, you're sure to hear many of the band's singles, such as "The Wolves," "Time We Made Time," "Boots of Spanish Leather," "Old Ties and Companions," "Wildfire," "Take This Heart of Gold," "Hey Stranger," "Golden Embers," "Waltz About Whiskey," "Echo," "Gospel Shoes," "Little Worlds," "Wake Me," "Into the Sun," "Darling Girl," "There Was a Time" and "Suspended in Heaven."
Where can I see a Mandolin Orange concert?
You can catch Mandolin Orange live at venues across the US, like Strings Music Pavilion in Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, Utah; Out of Space @ Canal Shores Golf Course in Evanston, Ill.; Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Mandolin Orange is also a frequent act a major music festivals around the country, including Austin City Limits at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas; South by Southwest, also in Austin; Edmonton Folk Music Festival at Gallagher Park in Edmonton, Canada; Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colo.; Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I.; Pickathon at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Ore.; Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival in Martinsville, Va.; and MerleFest at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C.
Who are Mandolin Orange's influences?
Listen closely at a Mandolin Orange show, and you could notice some of the band's diverse and eclectic influences like Iris DeMent, Ricky Skaggs and Tony Rice, Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, The Beatles, John Reischman, John Hartford, The Stanley Brothers, Neil Young, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Old and In the Way, Gillian Welch, Jeremy Udden, Mulatu Astatke, Dolly Parton, Cass McCombs and Gregory Alan Isakov.
What artists are similar to Mandolin Orange?
You would enjoy a Mandolin Orange show if you already like similar artists like The Stray Birds, Mipso, The Milk Carton Kids, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Wood Brothers, Trampled by Turtles, Jamestown Revival, Dead Man Winter, The Lone Bellow or Langhorne Slim.Back to Top