You may be familiar with Andrew from his involvement with Chapel Hill, NC duo Mandolin Orange. As the songwriter for the band, Andrew has become known as a gifted lyricist, producing powerful yet subtle, thoughtfully crafted songs. With Mandolin Orange, Andrew has toured the world, gracing famous stages including the Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and Newport Folk Festival, to name just a few.
Buried In a Cape, Andrew’s first solo project, was released September 14, 2018. The album is a collection of his instrumental work. He wrote the songs on and off the road, and the recording session was scheduled on a whim at the Butcher Shoppe in Nashville, TN with Eli West (guitar, banjo), Christian Sedelmyer (fiddle), and Clint Mullican (bass). The compositions highlight Andrew's skills as an instrumentalist, while showcasing that his writing skills are not confined to poignant lyricism.
With Buried In a Cape, Andrew follows in the footsteps of his previous accolades. The Mandolin Cafe said "Marlin joins his heroes as a mandolinist of note, and a talent for the ages," while Red Line Roots praised the album saying "Buried In a Cape is (in my opinion) the best record to be released in 2018. For those of you who are already fans of instrumental music, this will be your go to for years to come. For those who are not fans of instrumental music, listen to this album and then I’ll say ‘welcome to the club'."
For these shows, Andrew will be joined by his Buried In A Cape recording band (Christian Sedelmyer, Eli West, and Clint Mullican). This cast of players have history with a list of roots music luminaries including Jerry Douglas, Bill Frisell, and Tim O’ Brien alongside their acclaimed solo projects.