Wild, Wild West
We’re headed West. Prepare thyselves, mountain people.
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.
Here we are, with only 8 inches of ice separating us from a deep sink to a frigid death. Still getting used to the idea that you can drive a car on there. Loving Door County — playing at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek tomorrow!
We will trade CDs for fresh cheese curds, pound for pound.
We made it to Canada for the first time. Montreal!! We spoke French poorly and ate poutine extremely well. And we drank some beers like locals. Awesome show at Casa de Popolo in the Mile End district. We’ll be back before too long.
Check out the dates below. We’re hitting the road and praying for mercy from the snow gods.