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Mandolin Orange, Ryan Gustafson

When: Fri., May 3, 9 p.m. 2013

Mandolin Orange began as a duo, with the alternately sentimental and observational songs of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz decorated by steady seams of guitar, mandolin, fiddle and harmonies that never felt forced. Over their two-album career, they've tinkered with a rock band rhythm section and, most recently, trio and quartet formations featuring multi-instrumental sideman Josh Oliver. They return to their original state for this show, delivering tunes so well-rendered that they've rarely suffered from limited membership. Ryan Gustafson—a songwriter with a gift for embedding devastating lines within beautiful blues—opens without The Dead Tongues, his full band of late. —Grayson Currin

Price: $10-12

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