Legislators return to Raleigh tomorrow (and many, including Representative McGrady, this evening) to continue their important work — after a week back at home meeting with constituents, attending events, and spending needed time with family. To mark their auspicious return, tonight (as is our occasional musical tradition around here on Sundays) we’re pleased to present “Redeye to Raleigh” by North Carolina’s own “renegade traditional” band Mipso. The band dropped by the offices of Our State magazine a while back to perform a few songs.
Mipso formed in the fall of 2010 in Chapel Hill (they all graduated in May 2013) when its four members were students at UNC. Jacob Sharp, who plays mandolin, is a native of Morganton; Wood Robinson, from Greensboro, plays the double bass; Joseph Rerrell, from High Point, is on the guitar; and Libby Rodenbough, who also grew up in Greensboro but playing the classical violin, plays the fiddle.
Mipso is currently representing the music of North Carolina across the country in a nationwide tour. For more information on the band and its tour dates, visit their website at mipsomusic.com. Be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook.