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Mipso + Sam Lewis
September 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Chapel Hill’s indie Americana quartet Mipso – Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals), and Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals) – released their fifth album, Edges Run, on April 6th, 2018 via a newly inked record deal with AntiFragile Music. Influenced by the contradiction of its progressive home and the surrounding rural southern landscapes, Mipso has been hailed as “hewing surprisingly close to gospel and folk while still sounding modern and secular” (Acoustic Guitar) and was recently recognized by Rolling Stone as an “ Artist You Need to Know.” The band brings a distinctly unique sound – full of wistful beauty, hopeful undercurrents, and panoramic soundscapes. Venturing ever-further from its string-band pedigree to discover a broader Americana where classic folk-rock and modern alt-country sounds mingle easily with Appalachian tradition, Mipso’s music is lush and forward moving, with lyrics that sear and salve in turn.
For a guy who was once called “a modern Townes Van Zandt” by none other than Chris Stapleton, Sam Lewis doesn’t let much go to his head – he’s been working as an under-the-radar but locally-beloved artist in East Nashville since 2009, when he moved there to write songs … and work at Walmart after graduating from Carroll County High School in Hillsville, VA. His focus on the music that moves him over flashier day jobs or the lure of the social scene is what’s kept Lewis quietly honing his own soulful breed of Americana for years, and scored him opening slots for Stapleton and Marty Stuart. Though Lewis has released two excellent LPs, it’s his recently released ‘Loversity‘ that might prove to be his breakout moment: everything is a little deeper, a little darker and jams a little longer.
$20 in advance, $25 day of show
$10 for Children 3-12