Select tracks from forthcoming 2017 release
141,370 Monthly Listeners (Top Markets: Manhattan, Chicago, Denver). Their track “Louise” has over 2 million plays; “Marianne” >> ~1 million plays.
Sold Out shows in: Raleigh, Asheville, Atlanta, DC, Baltimore, NYC, Portland (ME), Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, and many more.
Festival Plays at: Three Sisters, Merlefest, Roosterwalk, IBMA, Americana Music Festival, DelFest, Appaloosa, ROMP, Sisters Folk Fest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, RiverHawk, RedWing Roots Music Festival, Appalachian Summer Fest, and others…
“[Reviewed in] Favorite Bands at DelFest 2016” – Rolling Stone
“[D]eliciously distinctive...the picking is strong, the harmonies solid, and the tension between traditional musical tropes and the post- modern uncertainty of the lyrics makes for one satisfying sound.” – Nashville Scene
“Mipso is poised to be a new sort of Nickel Creek for the rising generation of folk/newgrass fans.” – The Guardian
“a thoughtfulness that makes every note count" – Acoustic Guitar
“complex and nuanced songwriting”- WUNC
“provocative and mature” – Indy Week
“abundant pop sense” - News Observer
MANAGEMENT: Carrie Lombardi, Hatchery 17
BOOKING: Brian Swanson, Monterey International
PUBLICIST: Alexandra Dunne, LiveLoud Media
Critically acclaimed Indie Americana band Mipso continue expanding their sonic resources while doubling down on their experimentation with string band tradition. Dubbed “traditionalist renegades,” Mipso’s music is influenced by the contradiction of their progressive home of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the surrounding rural southern landscapes.
For their forthcoming 2017 album release, the quartet invite in pedal steel, drums, banjo and keyboards – bringing Mipso’s sharp lyrics, intricate song arrangements and distinctive and stirring sound into full bloom. Produced by Bon Iver bassist Brad Cook, Mipso’s deft storytelling and smart pop melodies are vivid and rich on the band’s third release. The album’s 11 songs, all originals, seamlessly coalesce into a modern Americana classic.
Mipso’s third album release follows up 2015’s Old Time Reverie. Old Time Reverie shot up the Billboard charts, where it landed at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and in the Top 25 of the Billboard Heatseakers Chart. With songwriting hailed as “smartly written, hewing surprisingly close to gospel and folk while still sounding modern and secular.” (Acoustic Guitar), the album was named among the “Best Records of the Year” by The Guardian - for the band’s “aptitude for stunning harmonies” and for its “lush and moving songs.”
Look for Mipso touring with expanded instrumentation in spring/summer 2017 in support of their new album release.
Mipso is: Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals), Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals)