Gregory Alan Isakov, Mandolin Orange, Elysian Fields and more on Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce

Gregory Alan Isakov, Mandolin Orange, Elysian Fields and more on Mountain Stage

Sun · January 20, 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

This event is all ages

1436 Evansdale Dr., Morgantown WV 26506

Doors 6:30pm Show 7pm

 

*Reserved Seating*

Advance Tickets: $27-35

WVU Student tickets start at $10

 

Available at 800.594.TIXX (8499), ticketmaster.com

or CAC Box office.

More info:

https://www.events.wvu.edu/university-arts-series/mountain-stage-jan19

Gregory Alan Isakov
Gregory Alan Isakov
Many musicians have day jobs to make ends meet. However, few artists maintain the lifestyle kept by Gregory Alan Isakov. The Colorado-based indie-folk artist is a full-time farmer who sells vegetable seeds and grows various market crops on his three-acre farm, while also tending to a thriving musical career.

“I switch gears a lot,” he says. “I wake up really early in the growing season, and then in the winters, I’m up all night. I’m constantly moving back and forth.”

Isakov had an easier time balancing his two passions while making his fourth full-length studio album, Evening Machines. In between farm duties, the multi-instrumentalist wrote and recorded in a studio housed in a barn on his property. Like the farm, this studio has a communal atmosphere, filled with instruments and gear stored there by musician friends—gear Isakov always leaves on, just in case inspiration strikes.
Mandolin Orange
Mandolin Orange
Mandolin Orange makes music that WNYC describes as being "laced with bluegrass, country and folk…often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South." The duo, comprised of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, have just announced the May 5 release of Such Jubilee, their second studio album for Yep Roc Records.

The group's 2013 debut for Yep Roc, This Side of Jordan, was released to critical acclaim which included coverage from American Songwriter, Magnet and a coveted year-end spot on NPR's list of Top 10 Folk & Americana Releases. In 2014 the duo played sold-out shows across the country alongside many festivals, including Merlefest, Newport Folk Festival and Pickathon.
Elysian Fields
Elysian Fields
American band based in Brooklyn, New York, founded in 1995
The Brother Brothers
The Brother Brothers
The Brother Brothers carry the folk tradition for a new generation. Identical twins David and Adam Moss honor contemporary aches with the nostalgic tenderness of another time on their debut full-length album, SOME PEOPLE I KNOW, out October 19, 2018 on Compass Records. Their stunning songcraft blends masterfully gentle guitar, cello and five-string fiddle with the sublime sort of two-part harmonies only brothers can carry. Their palpably fraternal stage presence and wonderfully familiar heart have earned repute among a modern folk scene; The Brother Brothers have opened for Big Thief, Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, and in the fall of 2019, embarked on a 26-date national tour supporting I'm With Her.
Recorded at Mark Ettinger’s Lethe Lounge in New York City with producer Robin Macmillan and engineer Jefferson Hamer, The Brother Brothers capably capture a modern snapshot of their surroundings. Yet, SOME PEOPLE I KNOW retains a timeless feel – something that the brothers were aiming for.
“I just want people to listen to it once and want to listen to it again,” David says of the album. “And every time they listen to it, I want them to find something new and in some way relate it to themselves. Whether they're listening to it today or in 40 years, I hope it will make them feel just the same.”
"Keep an eye out for the Brother Brothers, because they're most certainly what's coming up next". - PopMatters
“Wonderful… fabulous old-time playing and sibling harmony.” - NPR / Folk Alley
Venue Information:
WVU Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre
2261 Monongahela Boulevard
Morgantown, WV, 26506