Watchhouse (FKA Mandolin Orange) Debut #1 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart

Upcoming Dates Include The Ryman, Red Rocks + Beacon Theatre — full routing below

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The debut album from Watchhouse — the duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz formerly known as Mandolin Orange — has gone #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart. It’s a tribute to the unique alchemy of the new album, which sees the band embarking on a bold and poetic artistic reinvention that imbues their Appalachian-steeped folk with ambient drone, gauzy soul horns, and experimental texture.

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Watchhouse, co-produced by Josh Kaufman (The National, Bonny Light Horseman), has already received praise from Rolling Stone, MOJO, NPR Music, American Songwriter, No Depression, GLIDE and more. See quotes below, and listen here: https://orcd.co/watchhouse

Starting over a decade ago playing coffee shops and local restaurants, Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz have “redefined roots music for a new generation” (Washington Post) as they’ve taken their music to millions of Spotify listeners, historic venues from Red Rocks to Newport Folk Festival, NPR’s Tiny Desk, and more. Watchhouse are currently on tour, with upcoming dates at the Ryman, BottleRock, FreshGrass, Red Rocks, and more. See full Watchhouse tour dates below.

Watchhouse Tracklist

“Wondrous Love”

“Better Way”

“Belly of the Beast”

“New Star”

“Upside Down”

“Lonely Love Affair”

“Coming Down From Green Mountain”

“Beautiful Flowers”

“Nightbird”

Watchhouse Tour Schedule

8/27 – Fayetteville, AR – Fayetteville Roots Festival

8/29 – Greenfield, MA – Green River Festival

9/3 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

9/4 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

9/5 – Napa, CA – BottleRock

9/6 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre

9/16 – Lake Orion, MI – Wildwood Amphitheater

9/17 – Owensboro, KY – ROMP

9/18- Indianapolis, IN – Holler on the Square

9/25 – Cumberland, MD – DelFest

9/26 – North Adams, MA – FreshGrass

10/3 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

10/8 – Rockbridge, OH – Hocking Hills Music Festival

10/9 – Decatur, AL – Princess Theatre

10/10 – Birmingham, AL – Lyric Theatre

10/13 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater

10/14- Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

10/15 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre

10/16 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

11/10 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre

11/11 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern

11/12 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre

11/19 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center

11/20 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center

12/3 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

4/16/22 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre

 

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