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Mandolin Orange

Mandolin Orange's music radiates a mysterious warmth — their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. Ashleigh Phillips of Independent Weekly wrote that they craft "simple songs that go beyond chord progressions and vocal harmonies, leading somehow toward something pure. Using acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin and a hand-me-down fiddle, Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz allure with a heartworn sensibility." This North Carolina duo has shared stages with Rosanne Cash, Chatham County Line, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Abigail Washburn. Their original songs are drenched in a mastery of classic country, blues, and rock, but they are both personal and contemporary. It takes genius to be simple, and this young duo has that kind of genius. Always simple and quiet, the songs of Mandolin Orange are music to treasure.