Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Main Stage


Cover:$12 adv - $15 dos


Chapel Hill’s indie Americana quartet Mipso – Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals), and Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals) – release their fifth album, Edges Run, on April 6th, 2018 via a newly inked record deal with AntiFragile Music. Influenced by the contradiction of its progressive home and the surrounding rural southern landscapes, Mipso has been hailed as “hewing surprisingly close to gospel and folk while still sounding modern and secular”(Acoustic Guitar) and was recently recognized by Rolling Stone as an “ Artist You Need to Know.” The band brings a distinctly unique sound – full of wistful beauty, hopeful undercurrents, and panoramic soundscapes. Venturing ever-further from its string-band pedigree to discover a broader Americana where classic folk-rock and modern alt-country sounds mingle easily with Appalachian tradition, Mipso’s music is lush and forward moving, with lyrics that sear and salve in turn. Look for Mipso on tour this spring in support of their new release, Edges Run.


Like many before him, Sam Lewis came to Nashville to make music. But unlike
the majority, Lewis managed to hop on one of the most successful tours that country
music has seen as of late. He’s collaborated with everyone from John Prine and Kacey
Musgraves to The Wood Brothers. Chris Stapleton dubbed him “a modern Townes Van
Zandt”. And while he’s often labeled with some form of the word ‘soulful’ (some have
even compared his voice to molasses), Lewis’ style meets at a juncture of many different
genres. There’s something about Sam Lewis that is indescribably different — and with
his newest project, he’s discovered what most musicians spend lifetimes working for —
the place where feel-good music meets vital social commentary.

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