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Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, better known as Mandolin Orange (Watchhouse), are an Americana/Folk duet from North Carolina that performs vocal music, mandolin, guitar, and banjo. The pair has recorded seven studio albums and two instrumental albums.

History

Marlin and Frantz met each other in college and began dating. They started playing music together informally before starting the band, then called “Mandolin Orange”, in 2009.

Mandolin Orange signed with Yep Roc Records in 2013 and released This Side of Jordan, Such Jubilee, Blindfaller, and Tides of a Teardrop. In 2021, the band announced a name change to Watchhouse. The name change was made because “Mandolin Orange” did not reflect their “true intentions” as a band.

Performances at Festivals

  • Austin City Limits
  • South by Southwest
  • Edmonton Folk Music Festival
  • Telluride Bluegrass Festival
  • Newport Folk Festival
  • Pickathon
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Rooster Walk
  • MerleFest
  • Omagh Bluegrass Festival

Discography

  • Quiet Little Room (April 10, 2010)
  • Haste Make / Hard Hearted Stranger (November 8, 2011)
  • This Side of Jordan (August 20, 2013)
  • Such Jubilee (May 5, 2015)
  • Blindfaller (September 30, 2016)
  • Tides of a Teardrop (February 1, 2019)
  • Watchhouse (August 13, 2021)