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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”.

Jacob Sharp

From Morganton, NC, Jacob got his first mandolin after winning a fishing bet with his dad.

Wood Robinson

Wood is from Greensboro, North Carolina. A student of jazz, his favorite album is Bill Evans’ “Sunday At the Village Vanguard”.

Joseph Terrell

Joseph is from High Point, North Carolina, where his grandmother taught him his first song on guitar, Doc Watson’s “Tom Dooley”.

Libby Rodenbough

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.

Merlefest News 11.5.14

Merlefest News

Ohhh, man. We’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time! It’ll be a proud moment for us as musicians, and for us as North Carolinians, to celebrate Doc’s legacy and take the stage at Merlefest. And we’re pretty pumped to be listed in this first lineup announcement alongside some friends and heroes. Can’t wait for April.

Merlefest Lineup 2015

IBMA Madness 10.5.14

IBMA Madness

The International Bluegrass Music Association came to Raleigh this week and the towfolks rejoiced. The City of Raleigh, and the great Pinecone organization, pulled off a heroic task in planning for joyful music on multiple stages and welcoming over 100k visitors to downtown. It was awesome to feel the city come alive. We played 8 shows in 5 days, slept very little, and couldn’t keep the smiles off our faces. By the time IBMA comes back next year, we’ll probably be ready to hear banjos again.

Here we are at the Longview Center on Moore Square. Thanks to Dan Schram for the great photo.

At the Longview Center

Backstage At The Opry! 9.21.14

Backstage At The Opry!

Steeps at the Opry

To drop a cherry on top of a whirlwind week of travel, last night we hung out backstage at the Grand Ole Opry with The Steep Canyon Rangers. The music was great. The Steeps wowed the crowd. A note on the Opry: the place is swanky. Leather couches and portraits of Roy Acuff and Bill Monroe and other stars all over the walls, hung with stately frames. Somebody told us it’s like the country club of country music. While loitering inconspicuously in the lounge area (as best we could), we spied Ricky Skaggs jamming with Ry Cooder. Holy %$@&. Thanks for the tickets, Steeps!

First In Flight 9.20.14

First In Flight

First In Flight

Yesterday we met a flight attendant who loved us.

Then this happened.

Mipso In Japan 9.8.14

Mipso In Japan

After months of success on the film festival circuit (check out the fancy awards on the title screen!), we’re ready for the big reveal. Public, meet “Mipso In Japan.”

“Mipso In Japan” documents our tour of Japan in August 2013. We played 11 shows in two weeks, taking the country by bullet train, bringing only our instruments and our good friend Jon Kasbe to document the journey. Besides being a great friend, Jon is a seriously up-and-coming filmmaker. He is the recipient of the 2014 White House News Photographers Association Student Videographer of the Year Award. It was presented to him in the White House. By President Obama. Hard to get much more awarded than that.

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