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.
We’re celebrating Thanksgiving with The Colonel at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Keep your eye out for us on your local NBC channel as we float by, and send us a .gif or a meme so we can relive the moment again and again and…
Truly though, so much for which we are grateful. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
The album release tour rolls on through Michigan, Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, and more. Come out and see us!
10.20 || Louisville, KY
10.21 || Cincinnatti, OH Eli’s BBQ
10.22 || Grand Rapids, MI
10.23 || Cedarburg, WI Cedarburg PAC
10.24 || Rockford, IL
10.27 || Fairfield, IA Cafe Paradiso
10.28 || Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Center
10.29 || Chicago, IL City Winery
10.31 || Ames, IA
11.3 || Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
11.4 || Iowa City, IA
11.5 || Okoboji, IA Pearson Lake PAC
11.6 || Orange City, IA
Unity Christian Knight Center
11.7 || Manhattan, KS Music At The Murdocks
11.8 || Wichita, KS
11.9 || Tulsa, OK Bishline Banjos
11.11 || New Orleans, LA
Hi Ho Lounge
11.12 || Birmingham, AL The Saturn
11.13 || West Jefferson, NC
Ashe Civic Center
11.14 || Oriental, NC Olde Theater
11.19 || Mt. Olive, NC
Waters Assembly Hall
11.20 || High Point, NC High Point Theater
11.21 || Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater
We’re feeling good about this news! “Old Time Reverie” just debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and #20 on the Folk Chart. Also we’re in the top 25 of the “Heatseekers” Chart, which tracks new and emerging bands. It’s not all about official listings and ratings and sales, of course, but it does feel good to hear that people — including a lot of new folks — are hearing and liking the new record. Thanks to everybody for pre-ordering the record…our constant pestering of our fan base seems to have worked.
Check out the interview with Joseph in IndyWeek that talks about how we received the news.
The new album is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all those online locations. Yes, we’ve been selling the physical CD at shows for the past six weeks, but this is the moment it becomes real on the internet, which is somehow more real than the physical release, in a visible, global, and sharable sense. Now we get to see if the people who didn’t already pay money to come to a concert like it, too.
We toured the Northeast last January, which was a terrible idea in terms of personal comfort. But we had a good time. And we made this video out of the footage. Here’s “Honeybee,” from “Old Time Reverie.”