Mandolin Orange are an American folk duo Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz.The duo was formed in 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Marlin entered the Chapel Hill music scene while completing his first album there in 2008. Frantz grew up in Chapel Hill and has played bluegrass in the area since age 14. Aside from the occasional bluegrass standard or familiar cover, Marlin writes a delicious array of songs. They span genres from folk to swing (and everything in between) with powerful lyrics and haunting melodies. Frantz bows heartstrings on the fiddle and occasionally picks up the guitar. Marlin keeps rhythm and picks a tasty lead on both guitar and mandolin. Local fans can’t get enough of their on-stage chemistry and the blending of their voices. Whether as a duo or with a band to back them, Mandolin Orange always fills the stage with melody and charm. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.