Mipso with Tom Brosseau at Terminal West
April 15th || 18+
Chapel Hill’s indie Americana quartet Mipso – Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals), and Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals) – release their fifth album, Edges Run, on April 6th, 2018 via a newly inked record deal with AntiFragile Music. Influenced by the contradiction of its progressive home and the surrounding rural southern landscapes, Mipso has been hailed as “hewing surprisingly close to gospel and folk while still sounding modern and secular” (Acoustic Guitar) and was recently recognized by Rolling Stone as an “ Artist You Need to Know.” The band brings a distinctly unique sound – full of wistful beauty, hopeful undercurrents, and panoramic soundscapes. Venturing ever-further from its string-band pedigree to discover a broader Americana where classic folk-rock and modern alt-country sounds mingle easily with Appalachian tradition, Mipso’s music is lush and forward moving, with lyrics that sear and salve in turn. Look for Mipso on tour this spring in support of their new release, Edges Run.
Tom Brosseau learned acoustic guitar from his grandmother and has toured every year of his career -Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland, Australia, the USAto name a few; has performed in bars, backyards, grand halls,theaters, barber shops and old folks homes. John Parish (PJ Harvey)and Sean Watkins (Watkins Family Hour, Nickel Creek)produced Brosseau’s 2014-2016 trilogy of albums. While playing at the renownedLos Angelesclub, Largo, BrosseaumetactorJohn C. Reilly and theyperformed together asJohn Reilly & Friends.Brosseau has been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered,Weekend Edition, First Listen& First Watch,andCerys Matthews’ BBC6 show; his songs included in Judd Apatow’s Netflix series Love,in the Showtime series, Shameless, and chosen by Natalie Portman for a compilation.Tom Brosseau’s new album, Treasures Untoldis a collection, 10 songs -6 from the Great American Folksong Book and 4 originals-recorded live at a private event in Cologne, Germany.The liner notes are by Daniel J. Levitin, a musician and author, among other works, ofThis Is Your Brain On Music.In Tom’s words, “withTreasures UntoldI get to share a side of music that I haven’t necessarily been able to do before, by exposingpeopleto some of the great songs of yesteryear, songs that have touched and influenced me, songs that when I firstheardthem I thought to myself, How could I have even lived until now without hearing this before?”“Brosseau sees the world as a complicated place. One that’s surrounded by darkness but ultimately overwhelmed by love.” NPR’sFirst Watch -Robin Hilton