Mandolin Orange makes music that WNYC describes as being “laced with bluegrass, country and folk…often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South.” The duo, comprised of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, have just announced the May 5 release of Such Jubilee, their second studio album for Yep Roc Records.

Happy Birthday Merlefest!

It was such an honor to play the Watson stage last night, on the opening night of Merlefest's 30th festival! We're both NC born and bred, and both happen to be 30 this year too. Our hearts are so full.

Thanks to the ever-enthusiast Dan Schram for the photo.