Published on January 24th, 2016 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
Mipso Announces North American Headlining Tour
North Carolina-based band Mipso announces a headlining 2016 Winter/Spring Tour that brings their distinctive and stirring indie folk sound to 23 cities across North America. The tour kicks off on February 11th in Charlottesville, VA and wraps up in Salisbury, NC on May 7th. A complete list of Mipso’s 2016 Winter/Spring Tour is included below.
Following their critically acclaimed debut record, 2013’s Dark Hollar Pop, Mipso released Old Time Reverie in fall 2015 to rave reviews from critics and fans alike. The record 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), Mipso’s Old Time Reverie was named among the “Best Records of the Year” by The Guardian – for the band’s “aptidude for stunning harmonies” and for its “ lush and moving songs that feel as fresh as a warm spring rain.”
With over 300 shows under their belt so far, and the permanent addition of band mate Libby Rodenbough, Old Time Reverie is a reflection of Mipso’s musical and personal growth. Their gripping, mature sophomore release finds the quartet expanding their sonic resources while doubling down on their experimentation with string band tradition.
Influenced by the contradiction of their progressive home of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the surrounding rural southern landscapes, Mipso’s Old Time Reverie dips in, explores and mixes the complexities of traditional bluegrass with modern instrumentation and smart pop melodies. The result is an intoxicating, distinctly unique blend of modern day Americana.
Mipso is: Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals), Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals).
MIPSO ON TOUR:
2/11/16 Charlottesville, VA Southern Café & Music Hall
2/12/16 Baltimore, MD Creative Alliance at The Patterson
2/13/16 Beverly, MA Cabot Performing Arts Center
2/14/16 Portland, ME One Longfellow Square
2/15/16 Montreal, QB, Canada Casa Del Popolo
2/17/16 Old Saybrook, CT Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
2/18/16 Manchester, NH The Dana Center at Saint Anselm College
2/19/16 Saratoga Springs, NY Caffe Lena
2/20/16 New York, NY City Winery
2/21/16 Washington D.C. The Hamilton
2/27/16 Dayton, OH Oddbody’s Music Room
2/28/16 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
3/1/16 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
3/2/16 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads Saloon
3/3/16 Washington, IA Washington Arts Center
3/4/16 Hartford, WI Schauer Arts Center
3/5/16 Red Wing, MN The Sheldon Theatre
3/9/16 Fish Creek, WI White Gull
3/10/16 Stoughton, WI Stoughton Opera House
4/7/16 Spearfish, SD Matthew’s Opera House
4/16/16 Durango, CO Durango Meltdown
5/7/16 Salisbury, NC Lee Street Theatre
6/24/16 Owensboro, KY ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival