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Quiet Little Room

by Mandolin Orange

Using acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin and a hand-me-down fiddle, Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz allure with a heart-worn sensibility, combining bluegrass, rock and country for lullabies that swoon.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. These Old Wheels
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2. Your Cryin' Eyes
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3. Wee Bird
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4. Easy
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5. Modern Man
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6. One More Down
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7. Night Owl
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8. A Thousand Amen
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9. Life On A String
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10. Lullaby
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11. Poor Boy Poor Me
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12. Quiet Little Turnaround
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Album Notes
Mandolin Orange carries an understanding of tradition and shape it into a thing of beauty. They craft simple songs that go beyond chord progressions and vocal harmonies, leading somehow toward something pure. Using acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin and a hand-me-down fiddle, Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz allure with a heart-worn sensibility.

Quiet Little Room is the duo's first release (2010).

2011's Haste Make/ Hard Hearted Stanger combines bluegrass, rock and country for lullabies that swoon.

Mandolin Orange's critically acclaimed third release, This Side of Jordan (2013), is available on iTunes from Yep Roc Records.


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Gorgeous songwriting!
Wow, this CD really blew me away! I didn't know what to expect, but it exceeded my expectations in every way. The sound is a mellow folk duo with beautiful vocals and gorgeous songwriting. Both Andrew and Emily sing and take turns with lead and harmony. He has an earthy tone to his voice which works perfectly with he material and she has an angelic voice that's clear and evocative. The instrumentation is spare but powerful. The fingerpicked guitars stand out on some tracks while on others the fiddle give a longing melody.

It is the songwriting which stands out the most. The melodies get stuck in your head and after only two listens I was singing along with many of the tracks. The songs are tightly written, without superfluous elements. The music would be perfect in a film score.

I would highly recommend this CD if you listen to folk, Americana, singer/songwriter or roots music. Well scratch that, I'd recommend this CD to anyone!