Lineup

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Mandolin Orange

Mandolin Orange

Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth—their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy, and on Tides of a Teardrop, released February 1, 2019, it is more potent than ever. By all accounts, it is the duo’s fullest, richest, and most personal effort.

The folk/Americana duo of Andrew Marlin (songwriter, vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo) and Emily Frantz (vocals, violin, guitar) formed Mandolin Orange 10 years ago in Chapel Hill, where they are still based. They have produced five albums and over the last three years have toured the U.S. and Europe, including appearances at Austin City Limits, SXSW, Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Festival and North Carolina’s MerleFest.

Daughter of Swords

Daughter of Swords

In 2017, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig began recording a set of songs about a breakup that had yet to happen. Her partnership had drifted into a comfortable state of indecision, stalling when it came time to make big life moves or chase new horizons. She had the sense that she needed to slip the relationship in order to pursue everything else life might have in store—more music, more adventures, a general sense of the unknown. Those feelings drifted steadily into a set of songs that lamented the inevitable loss but, more important, outlined the promise of the future. Recording the ten tracks that became her stunning solo debut, Dawnbreaker, under the new name Daughter of Swords gave Sauser-Monnig permission to go.

Dawnbreaker is scheduled to be released just days after HousingFest 2019 on June 28th. Select singles have been released and are available to stream now on Spotify and iTunes. Also, check out Dawnbreaker official video by visiting YouTube.