Hot on the heels of their West Coast “Campfire Caravan” tour dates, acclaimed indie-folk band Mipso has been featured by Rolling Stone as an “artist to know” in October 2017. The magazine describes the band as, “a back-porch hootenanny set not in an Appalachian holler but in a city, where the songs performed draw from Bill Monroe to David Bowie.” After two of one-off dates this weekend - in Burlington, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY – Mipso heads back on the road with the “Campfire Caravan” tour - featuring Mipso, The Brothers Comatose and The Lil Smokies - for Leg 2 of the anticipated run, which hits 14 cities this November. Kicking off on November 2nd at The Cedar in Minneapolis, MN, the tour makes its way through the Midwest, East Coast and South before concluding at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on November 18th, 2017. View the full list of “Campfire Caravan” tour dates and purchase tickets at www.campfirecaravan.com.
With Mipso, The Brother Comatose and The Lil Smokies each quickly rising the Americana music ranks, “Campfire Caravan” is a nod to the musicians’ early days playing music, when they’d perform for friends and family in basements, living rooms, and around campfires. “Campfire Caravan” celebrates the American tradition of gathering communities around music. In an untraditional format, all three bands rotate in the lineup with no single ensemble acting as the tour headliner. A completely different show will be presented in each city with spontaneous collaborations amongst the groups taking place between sets. More information available at www.campfirecaravan.com.
This past spring, Mipso released their highly anticipated new album, Coming Down The Mountain, to rave reviews. It quickly shot up the Billboard album charts and debuted in the Top 5 of the Bluegrass Album Charts, with the single “Coming Down the Mountain” charting at #49 on the AMA Americana Radio Chart. The album spent weeks at #1 on The Roots Music Report Top 50 Americana Country Album and Top 50 Country Album Charts. Of the album, No Depression states, “More songs like this and Mipso will corner the market in a new genre. Something like progressive-Americana or Roots-Progressive. What a way to pump life into a once hallowed music form – progressive rock.” Available now CD, vinyl and on all digital service providers, listen to Coming Down The Mountain on Spotify here.
Coming Down The Mountain is Mipso’s fourth album release, and follows up their critically lauded Old Time Reverie (2015). After a year and a half of intense touring following their 2015 release, Mipso returned to their home state to write and record. Huddling in a friend’s barn on land usually used for growing garlic and training dogs, they collected their ideas, shared influences, and discussed thoughts on what would eventually become Coming Down The Mountain. The album’s ten songs – all originals - finds Mipso exploring the ideas of our changing relationship to the idea of home, and about being pushed or pulled by forces bigger than us. Produced by Brad Cook (Megafaun), and adding pedal steel, drums, banjo, and keyboards to the mix, the music on Coming Down The Mountain is full of wistful beauty, hopeful undercurrents, and panoramic soundscapes that impart intimacy.
MIPSO FALL TOUR DATES:
October 27 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground - w/ Lula Wiles
October 28 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Caffe Lena - An Evening With
Thursday, November 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Friday, November 3 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Saturday, November 4 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Sunday, November 5 – Detroit, MI – Otus Supply
Tuesday, November 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – James Street Ballroom
Thursday, November 9 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Friday, November 10 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Saturday, November 11 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
Sunday, November 12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Tuesday, November 14 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Wednesday, November 15 – Nashville, TN – The Mercury Lounge
Thursday, November 16 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Friday, November 17 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
Saturday, November 18 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Thursday, December 14 - Charleston, SC - The Charleston Pour House
Friday, December 15 - Johnson City, TN - The Willow Tree
*Additional Mipso tour dates to be announced soon