Watchhouse (fka Mandolin Orange)
About the Event
Starting over a decade ago playing coffee shops and local restaurants, multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Andrew Marlin and fiddler/vocalist Emily Frantz have “redefined roots music for a new generation” (Washington Post) as they’ve taken their music to millions of Spotify listeners, historic venues, NPR’s Tiny Desk, and more. Formerly known as Mandolin Orange, the duo recently recorded their most audacious album yet and decided it was finally time to change their name — to Watchhouse. The name, like the new record itself, represents their reinvention as a band at the regenerative edges of subtly experimental folk-rock. Their self-titled debut album, which would have been Mandolin Orange’s sixth album, has gone #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart. It’s a tribute to the unique alchemy of the new album, which sees the band embarking on a bold and poetic artistic reinvention that imbues their Appalachian-steeped folk with ambient drone, gauzy soul horns, and experimental texture. Alongside drummer Joe Westerlund, guitarist Josh Oliver, and bassist Clint Mullican, Andrew and Emily indulged novel structures and textures. Revolutionary kindness, social responsibility, collective understanding: these simple but staggering ideas are the unseen threads of Watchhouse, a miraculous expression of measured domestic protest. Watchhouse, co-produced by Josh Kaufman (The National, Bonny Light Horseman), has already received praise from Rolling Stone, MOJO, NPR Music, American Songwriter, No Depression, GLIDE and more.
Sacramento songwriter TréBurt’s sophomore album, You,Yeah,You, is a narrated collection of songs featuring a cast of invented characters; heroes, villains, those destitute of salvation and those seeking it. This is Burt’s second release on OhBoyRecords, the label founded by the late John Prine who signed the songwriter in the fall of 2019. On You, Yeah, You, Burt teamed up with Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee, Nathaniel Rateliff) to create the album that reads like twelve rounds in a ring, summoning the will to fight the unknown rather than surrender to fear and fatigue. You, Yeah, You is a cohesive body of work that clearly illustrates the ever expanding space in which Tré Burt’s voice belongs.
$106 - VIP
(VIP ticket includes premier seating and a pre-show reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres)
$59 - Section A
$49 - Section B