North Carolina duo, Mandolin Orange, will be performing at City Winery this evening, May 6, along with singer/songwriter, Jill Andrews. Mandolin Orange has been on our radar for a little while now, but their new release, Such Jubilee, which dropped yesterday, made our ears perk up once again. Their sound is deeply rooted in Appalachian, old time tradition while still sounding fresh and sometimes somber. Jill Andrews, formerly of The Everybodyfields, has one of those voices that soars and falls with complete control. We have two great acts on deck for tonight, so be prepared for a special evening and hopefully some collaboration.
Mandolin Orange consists of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz and sometimes, “tastemaker”, Josh Oliver. With yesterday’s release of their third full-length album, Such Jubilee, we heard another incredibly solid album touching on the timeless topics of home, love, and life and death as well as contemporary issues. If your thing is great songwriting, tight harmonies, an acoustic guitar, a fiddle, and a mandolin, Mandolin Orange will blow you away with a new take on that old time sound. Check out a performance of one of our favorite Mandolin Orange tunes, “Turtle Dove & The Crow”, from their previous album, This Side of Jordan.
Jill Andrews, has been making waves of her own after embarking on a solo career after the disbanding of the beloved Everybodyfields. She has also made the move from Knoxville to Nashville in recent times, and we’re glad to have her here. Jill writes well-crafted songs with a voice that could leave you with chills or also in tears. If you have ever heard her sing, you’ll be down there early, and if you haven’t, do not miss your opportunity. Check out the performance below of one of Jill’s older solo tunes, “These Words”, accompanied by Josh Oliver.
Mandolin Orange and Jill Andrews will perform Wednesday, May 6, at City Winery. The show is all ages, music begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 6 pm), and tickets are $15.