There are two things that are consistently true about seeing Mandolin Orange in concert:
- You are about to witness or have witnessed near musical perfection.
- The sets are never long enough.
Both of those line items still remained in tact for me as I left The Royale last Friday night. Flanked, once again, by a band of fantastic musicians, the duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz gave the early-Friday-night packed house a show that had even the most bustling folks tightening their lips and taking it all in.
As an added bonus, a majority of the crowd were introduced to Raleigh, NC up-and-comer Kate Rhudy. Fresh off the heels of her Kickstartered, first full-length original release Rock N’ Roll Ain’t for Me, there’s no doubt that Kate not only won hearts with her personal demeanor, but won new fans with songs and a voice that you should definitely seek out.