April 21, 2015
On Tuesday, April 28, the Hampden-Sydney American Acoustic Music Series will present American Folk band, Mipso.
The band is made up by Jacob Sharp on mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, Libby Rodenbough on fiddle, and Wood Robinson on double bass. Their music incorporates a three-part harmony and Appalachian influences in their southern string band sound.
IndyWeek heralded the band's role in the reemergence of southern roots music in North Carolina, crediting Mipso with "expanding the vocabulary of common touchstones" for bluegrass. WUNC hosted live previews of the band's second album, Long, Long Gone, and all over the southeast, Mipso has been busy playing live shows that range from up-tempo original melodies to acoustic covers of Michael Jackson.
For their October 2013 release, Dark Holler Pop, the group enlisted local hero Andrew Marlin, of Mandolin Orange, as producer and proceeded to assemble a team of other North Carolina mainstays in the studio: members of Chatham County Line, Town Mountain, and Megafaun added to the release.
This concert is free and open to the public and begins at 7:00 PM in the Tiger Inn. This series is part of Hampden-Sydney's continuing commitment to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of the Southside community.