The renegade traditionalists of Mipso are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. Formed in Chapel Hill in 2010, these four North Carolinians are touring the country to support their 2013 release, “Dark Holler Pop”.
From Morganton, NC, Jacob got his first mandolin after winning a fishing bet with his dad.
Wood is from Greensboro, North Carolina. A student of jazz, his favorite album is Bill Evans’ “Sunday At the Village Vanguard”.
Joseph is from High Point, North Carolina, where his grandmother taught him his first song on guitar, Doc Watson’s “Tom Dooley”.
Though she grew up playing classical violin, Libby took a year off during college to study folk music in Chicago and fiddle in Ireland. Libby is from Greensboro, NC.
With a big new tour comes a big new tour poster. Courtesy Jared Lambert of Raleigh, NC. Check it out. Shoot us an email if you’d like to reserve one.
We’re almost home from the northeast and already set for another big run. 5 weeks and 5000 miles, it’s our biggest tour yet. We’re pumped.
Feb 5 – Greenville, SC – Moe Joe Coffee Greenville
Feb 6 – Dahlonega, GA – The Crimson Moon Cafe
Feb 7 – Tifton, GA – Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts
Feb 8 – New Orleans, LA – House Concert
Feb 11 – Austin, TX – Strange Brew, Lounge Side
Feb 14 – Dallas, TX – Opening Bell Coffee
Feb 16 – Fayetteville, AR – Nomad’s Music Lounge
Feb 18 – Tulsa, OK – Mercury Lounge Tulsa
Feb 19 – Wichita, KS – Farha House Concert
Feb 20 – Kansas City, MO – Folk Alliance International
Feb 21 – Kansas City, MO – Folk Alliance International – The Bluegrass Situationshowcase
Feb 24/25 – Lincoln, NE – Doane College
Feb 26 – Ames, IA – The Maintenance Shop
Feb 27 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
Feb 28 – Madison, WI – The Brink Lounge
March 2 – Chicago, IL – City Winery Chicago w/ The Hot Sardines
March 3 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center
March 5 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark – Ann Arbor
March 6 – Cincinnati, OH – Eli’s BBQ
March 7 – Knoxville, TN – Boyd’s Jig & Reel
March 10 – Nashville, TN – Private House Concert
March 11 – Nashville, TN – TBA
March 13 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Folk Society
March 14 – Salisbury, NC – Lee Street theatre
See y’all on the road!
Libby and Joseph sat down with our friend Garland from the great Grassclippings blog before a big show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge. One of our favorite interviewers, Garland actually got us to give some telling hints about the new album in the works…Check it out HERE.
Northeast friends, we’re coming to see you! Drag yourself away from the fire and through the snow drifts to a show. We’ll be heading to familiar territory—Boston, New York, DC—and also exploring new cities in Maine and Vermont. Tell your friends! Dates below.
FRI JAN 9 Washington, DC @ Hill Country BBQ Market
FRI JAN 16 Portland, MA @ One Longfellow Square
SAT JAN 17 Madison, CT @ North Madison Congregational Church
SUN JAN 18 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
TUES JAN 21 Somerville, MA @ Johnny D’s
WED JAN 22 Burlington, VT @ Nectars
THUR JAN 23 Blairstown, NJ @ Historic Blairstown Theatre
FRI JAN 24 Jim Thorpe, PA @ Mauch Chunk Opera House
SUN JAN 25 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
WED JAN 28 Ashland, VA @ Ashland Coffee and Tea
Studio time. We are nose to the grindstone at The Rubber Room in Chapel Hill working on a new record. We’re using words like “tone” and “presence”. We’re talking about “vintage Neumanns” and “B3” and “herringbone”. We have a good feeling about this. Here’s our producer, Andrew “The Quincy Jones of Bluegrass” Marlin, and our engineer, Jerry “Magic Ears” Brown, presiding over PURE GOLD. Oh, and Libby.