This folk group from Carrboro stopped by the Our State office to play a few songs from their recently released album, This Side of Jordan.

It’s easy to listen to this soulful music led by the founding duo, Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz. Though the group is only 4 years old, their unique blend of folk, gospel, and blues feels like the music we’ve been listening to for years.

Since their inception, Mandolin Orange has shared bills with Rosanne Cash, Chatham County Line, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Abigail Washburn, and traveled as far as the UK to perform at festivals, including Ulster’s 21st Annual Bluegrass Festival, Shakori Hills Grassroots, and Hopscotch Music Festival. Read, listen, and see more at

Other Performances:
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. See the performances at

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