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April 9, 2019

Mandolin Orange: “Lonely All the Time”

By: Jack Anderson

Old Settler’s Music Festival is almost upon us so we’re dedicating the rest of this week’s songs to some must-see acts, starting off with this North Carolina two-piece. Songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz have just entered year ten as Americana-folk duo Mandolin Orange with their highest-charting record to date. Their sixth full-length Tides of a Teardrop came out in February and solidified everything we love about Mandolin Orange: delicate but decisive arrangements, shared vocal responsibilities, emotional lyricism, and a soft sound that’ll make you wanna bundle up in your sleeping bag.

Mandolin Orange brings their acoustic citrus to Old Settler’s Music Fest, 9PM this Friday at the Bluebonnet Stage. And in case you can’t make it out or if you just need a little pick-me-up, let Mandolin Orange keep you company this Tuesday with “Lonely All the Time”!

Photo: Kendall Bailey


September 26, 2023

Restos: “Time”

If you remember Western Youth, then you’re familiar with Graham Weber. And if you know Graham Weber, you know he lays down great work wherever he may wander. A decade and a half into his solo discography, Weber launched Western Youth right here in Austin in the late twenty-teens and spearheaded their solo eponymous full-length. […]


September 25, 2023

Katherion: “Roses and Daisies”

Song of the Day is finally back from a much-needed break! And as a token of appreciation for everyone’s patience in the interim, we’ve got some great new picks to catch y’all up on, one of which made an inaugural streaming appearance just last weekend. We’re talking about Katherine Yuna, also known as Rion Reed, […]


September 8, 2023

Komorebi: “The Fall”

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