June 7, 2023
1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348
- Presented By: Longwood Gardens
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Experimental folk-rock duo Watchhouse (formerly known as Mandolin Orange) comprised of husband and wife Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz performs earnest yet masterfully crafted songs that encompass the unknowable mysteries, existential heartbreak, and communal joys of modern life.
Over a year after Marlin and Frantz reintroduced themselves on their 2021 self-titled LP, the pair shared a special surprise release: Watchhouse (Duo), a self-produced recording of Marlin and Frantz performing the most elemental possible arrangements of all nine songs from Watchhouse. They celebrate this release with a short run of shows that feature just the two of them, harkening back to their earliest days of performing.
Starting over a decade ago playing coffee shops and local restaurants around North Carolina, Watchhouse is a grassroots success story that’s been driven by Marlin’s poignant songwriting. They’ve sold out iconic venues (Red Rocks, Ryman Auditorium) and attract hundreds of millions of streams while producing exploratory music that “redefines roots music for a younger generation” (The Washington Post). 2022 was filled with many endeavors including the American Acoustic Tour with Punch Brothers, headlining shows across the US, collaborating with Planet Bluegrass on Mabon, an autumn equinox concert series, and of course Watchhouse (Duo).Show Map