Old Settler’s Music Festival is almost upon us so we’re dedicating the rest of this week’s songs to some must-see acts, starting off with this North Carolina two-piece. Songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz have just entered year ten as Americana-folk duo Mandolin Orange with their highest-charting record to date. Their sixth full-length Tides of a Teardrop came out in February and solidified everything we love about Mandolin Orange: delicate but decisive arrangements, shared vocal responsibilities, emotional lyricism, and a soft sound that’ll make you wanna bundle up in your sleeping bag.
Mandolin Orange brings their acoustic citrus to Old Settler’s Music Fest, 9PM this Friday at the Bluebonnet Stage. And in case you can’t make it out or if you just need a little pick-me-up, let Mandolin Orange keep you company this Tuesday with “Lonely All the Time”!
Photo: Kendall Bailey