Andrew Marlin — who’s risen to prominence with his acclaimed folk duo Mandolin Orange releases Fable & Fire, an album that reflects on the storm of the last year with an introspective grandeur and epic soundscapes. Recorded at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Studio, this is an album that, despite being instrumental, finds Marlin in as vulnerable a headspace as ever as he ponders loved ones since past, childhood innocence and the collective trauma of the past year.
The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds continue their drive-in endeavors with a special performance from celebrated folk duo Mandolin Orange on Friday, October 2.
Music is the lifeblood of the Triangle, and for fifty years, Carrboro’s live music venue Cat’s Cradle has been the heart that keeps it pumping. But like many independent music venues across the country, Cat’s Cradle is in trouble. With its concert calendar canceled and the building shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the club is struggling to cover rent and basic overhead costs. With the prospect of drastically reduced revenue even after shows return, there is a growing need to help it survive until things normalize.
Shooter Jennings and Watkins Family Hour Added to the March 28 PBS TV Taping of Bluegrass Underground
Shooter Jennings and Watkins Family Hour join The Milk Carton Kids and Sam Lewis for the Saturday, March 28 PBS TV Taping of Bluegrass Underground. Tickets available now!
This event is a rare opportunity to see brother sister duo, Sean and Sara Watkins, as Watkins Family Hour, a project they started in 2002 in Los Angeles to try out some original songs and a few covers that wouldn’t work in Nickel Creek.
The 43rd Ann Arbor Folk Festival took place at Hill Auditorium last Friday and Saturday night. The two-day event was a benefit for legendary local music venue The Ark and featured national and local artists from Iron & Wine + Calexico to Molly Tuttle, Cold Tone Harvest, Bettye Lavette, and Nathaniel Rateliff. Willie Porter emceed the festival. A recap from Saturday:
Breckenridge Brewery is ready for another great Hootenanny on Saturday, October 5th. The annual celebration includes an amazing lineup from The Disco Biscuits and Mandolin Orange, to local bands like The Jauntee. This year’s event celebrates the brewery’s 29th anniversary since its humble beginnings in the mountain town for which it’s named. The party is from 12:30 – 7:00 pm, rain or shine with tickets going on sale Tuesday, August 27th at 10:00 am MT.
Wildwood Revival, a thoughtfully curated and intimate gathering and festival, is set to return this September 27th through 29th on historic Cloverleaf Farm just outside of Athens, Georgia. Celebrating its sixth anniversary, the event embodies the magic of a Deep South setting, out into the wildwood while celebrating Athens’ storied music scene. From Country, Blues and early Jazz to Gospel, Soul, Metal and Rock n’ Roll, Hip Hop and beyond, this isn’t your every day festival. Exploring music, food and friendship, thi