When Jacob, Joseph, and Wood first played music together in 2010, they didn’t intend to start a band.

“We just thought it would be fun to play a few songs for this fundraiser in Chapel Hill,” said Jacob, the mandolin player, during their recent visit to the Our State office. “But since then we’ve played 160 or 170 shows.”

Mipso has experienced some success in a short time. Their first album, Long, Long Gone, received great reviews and put them in a position to share the stage with artists such as David Holt and the Steep Canyon Rangers.

“It’s kind of like pushing a snowball down a hill,” added Wood, leaning on his stand up bass.

Other Performances:
Aaron Burdett Band
Rhiannon Giddens and Laurelyn Dossett
Mandolin Orange
The Barefoot Movement

Our Music in the Lobby series is bringing some of North Carolina’s best musicians into our offices, instruments in hand, to perform a song or two just for us. We’re filming these live performances and showcasing them on our website.

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