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w/ The High and Wides

Sun Oct 30 8pm
$15, $12 mbrs | + $3 at the door

NC’s renegade traditionalists take 3-part harmony and Appalachian influenced music into new territory.

Returning to Creative Alliance over the Halloween weekend after performing a show that sold out here last winter, this will be a magical night with a band rapidly on the rise.

Formed in Chapel Hill in 2010, these four young musicians have been packing rooms throughout the Southeast. Now they are looking to take over the mid-Atlantic. Brace yourself. When Mipso’s 2013 debut, Dark Holler Pop, rose to #8 on Billboard’s Bluegrass charts, the success surprised a lot of people – especially Mipso’s four members. “Well, we didn’t know so many people would buy it,” laughs mandolin player Jacob Sharp, “and we definitely didn’t know we were a bluegrass band.” Since then, Mipso has performed over 300 shows and welcomed frequent collaborator Libby Rodenbough’s voice and fiddle to the fold. Continuing to grow as musicians and songwriters, the band draws continual inspiration from their rich North Carolina roots. Their new album, Old Time Reverie – produced by Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin – finds the quartet expanding their sonic resources, shifting their focus away from bluegrass, and introducing new instruments and textures to create a distinctly different sound. Add imaginative songwriting and group cohesion gained from two years of near-constant touring, their sound is powerfully rhythmic, lyrically sharp, and woven with beautiful four-part harmonies.

Maryland's own The High and Wides open. The High and Wides play music inspired by the days when the lines blurred bletween bluegrass, oldtime, county rockabilly and boogie. The band featurs three veterans of long-time MD bluegrass fixture, Chetser River Runoff. 

8pm | $15, $12 mbrs | + $3 at the door

PRESENTED WITH: Charm City Folk & Bluegrass! Check 'em out!

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