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Mipso with Small Pond
Presented by the River House Restaurant
Want to buy a table, reserve a blanket, or order food from Buoy Shack, Ohana, or The Rosa? Make your selections below:
Since making their acclaimed debut with 2013’s Dark Holler Pop, North Carolina-bred four- piece Mipso have captivated audiences with their finely layered vocal harmonies, graceful fluency in the timeless musical traditions of their home state, and a near-telepathic musical connection that makes their live show especially kinetic. On their self-titled sixth album and Rounder Records debut, fiddle player Libby Rodenbough, mandolinist Jacob Sharp, guitarist Joseph Terrell, and bassist Wood Robinson share their most sonically adventurous and lyrically rich work to date, each moment charged with the tension between textural effervescence and an underlying despair about the modern world.
Mainly recorded at Echo Mountain in Asheville, North Carolina, Mipso finds the band joining forces with Sandro Perri (a musician/producer known for his work with acts like Great Lake Swimmers, as well as his own post-rock/experimental-electronic material). In overseeing the production process, Perri guided Mipso toward their goal of shaping a sonic landscape that was expansive and atmospheric yet surprisingly personal, even playful. To that end, the band dreamed up Mipso’s resplendent textures by stretching the limits of their acoustic instruments, rather than employing outside musicians to create new sounds. The result is a body of work with spacious arrangements that gently illuminate the idiosyncratic details and refined musicianship at the heart of every song.
with Small Pond
The east coast’s freshest body of water is Small Pond, a four-piece group throwing out swingy, laid-back indie rock with big hooks and undeniably catchy lyrics. Local vocal powerhouse Molly McDevitt weaves her heartfelt words on love, loss, and catharsis over atmospheric tones from drummer Colin McKenna, guitarist Ian Howard, and bassist Joe Murphy. Their sound has an energetic personality suited to rooms of any size. After making waves in the local Portsmouth scene playing DIY shows, and opening for national touring acts The Ballroom Thieves, Yumi Zouma, Mo Lowda & the Humble and Haley Heynderickx, Small Pond is on track to be your new favorite band.
Table and blanket reservations are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another available date in the 2023 season.
Please Note: General Admission Donations do not include reserved seating. This is a way to make your gate donation in advance.
Table reservations seat four.
Blanket reservations are placed in the blankets-only area of lawn and do not allow for chair placement.
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