Fall touring begins!

As the summer heat begins to fade and the leaves begin to turn, there is nothing like getting in a van and criss-crossing the country. Birds of Chicago, Mandolin Orange and Michaela Anne are all following that game-plan over the next few months. 

Birds of Chicago's tour will take them from eastern Ontario to California, and many places in between. Upcoming show highlights include a set at the Freshgrass Festival at Mass MOCA alongside a headlining date at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. 

Mandolin Orange has some big plays this fall, including an appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival and a Mountain Stage taping in Grand Marias, MN, but it's possibly even more exciting that they'll be doing their first headlining European tour in November. Check out the full EU routing here

Michaela's touring will be a bit more centralized along the east coast. Notable gigs include headlining sets at the Living Room and Club Passim along with a songwriter showcase at the Bluebird Cafe. 

As if everyone wasn't busy enough, there is plenty of new music in the works! Michaela is wrapping up a new record that's going to be something special (see some shots from the studio here!), the Birds are putting the finishing touches on Real Midnight, and Farewell Milwaukee is gearing up to head into the studio next month. 

Michaela w/Rodney Crowell, who was kind enough to contribute vocals to a new song! 

Michaela w/Rodney Crowell, who was kind enough to contribute vocals to a new song! 

Lots of good things are happening! As always, thanks for your support of Five Head artists!

Mandolin Orange's Such Jubilee available now!

Last week Mandolin Orange released Such Jubilee, their newest full length album from Yep Roc. The release has been paired with some great press (Paste! American Songwriter! WUNC's Morning Edition!), sold out shows (New York! Chicago! Boston!) and some Billobard chart placements (Top 25 in Billboard Heatseekers! Top 20 in Folk Albums!). 

Stream the album below and if physical or digital copies are your cup of tea, pick it up at a local record store or through your digital outlet of choice. 

PS -- if that doesn't satisfy your Mandolin Orange fix, check this week's episode of The Deadliest Catch. Their "Clover Tune" closes out the episode. 

Michaela Anne tours the west coast & Mandolin Orange premiere's a new track!

During her last visit to New York City, Michaela Anne swung by the Relix office to share some tracks from her album Ease My Mind. The video for "When You Wanted Me" has just posted, perfectly timed with the announcement of a west coast tour. Catch the full dates below and watch the live performance here

5/2 - Bozeman, MT - Live from the Divide
5/5 - Bainbridge Island, WA - House Concert
5/6 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
5/7 - Portland, OR - Landmark Saloon
5/8 - Cottage Grove, OR - Axe & Fiddle
5/10 - San Francisco, CA - Viracocha
5/12 - Mill Valley, CA - Sweetwater Music Hall 
5/14 - Santa Cruz, CA - Kuumbwa Jazz Center
5/16 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe 

Last week All Music was kind enough to premiere "Settled Down", the second track from Mandolin Orange's upcoming release, Such Jubilee. You can hear the song below. If you are itching to hear more new MO, visit our friends at The Bluegrass Situation. They premiered a live performance of "Old Ties and Companions", the first track off of Such Jubilee


Welcome to Birds of Chicago and Farewell Milwaukee on ABC's Secrets & Lies

Five Head is excited to welcome Birds of Chicago to the management roster! I first saw Alli and JT captivate a Santa Fe audience in a carpeted, hotel ballroom that seemed to be straight out of the 70s ; it was one of the stranger venues I've been to for a show but I was hooked on the band. They've just recorded a new record with Joe Henry and are working on some big things. Excited to have them on board. The new album won't be out for a few months but you can hear their latest album, Live at Space, below. 

Congratulations to Farewell Milwaukee on their first big placement. "Way Out" will be featured on ABC's Secrets and Lies this Sunday at 8pm CT. Ben wrote an awesome, heartfelt post about the song and how it helped define the band early on (read it here). It's only fitting that this track is the first one to break through. Hope you'll tune in this Sunday. 

As always, thanks for your support of Five Head artists!

-Jimmy 

SxSW and NxNW

Before the breakfast taco and margarita saturation begins, I thought it'd be a good idea to share Mandolin Orange's SxSW schedule. The band will be doing a whopping 7 shows over 4 days including 2 official showcases. Catch the full schedule below!

I'll be along for the ride. If you happen to be in Austin for the conference, please come out and say hello!

Taking the opposite approach, My Darling Clementine will be visiting the pacific northwest - a NxNW tour, if you will! The full dates are below. If they happen to be in your area, don't miss out on the band's songs of heartbreak and marital disharmony. If you want to familiarize yourself with the band's material before they take the stage, you can stream 'em on Spotify or pick-up a CD or vinyl through the Five Head store

As always, thanks for your support!
-Jimmy 

Mandolin Orange announces Such Jubilee

Mandolin Orange recently announced their newest album, Such Jubilee! It is due May 5th and will be paired with a major cross-country headlining tour. Many thanks to NPR Music for premiering the first track, "Old Ties and Companions". You can stream it through Spotify below!

The band's tour dates will take them all over the country and tickets are on sale NOW! Don't miss out! 


Such Jubilee Record Release Tour

5/1 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel - TICKETS  

5/2 - Chapel Hill, NC - Memorial Hall - TICKETS 

5/3 - Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre - TICKETS 

5/5 -  Atlanta, GA - Terminal West - TICKETS 

5/6 - Nashville, TN City Winery - TICKETS 

5/8 - Chicago, IL Schubas - TICKETS 

5/9 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark - TICKETS

5/12 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair - TICKETS 

5/15 - Washington, DC - The Hamilton - TICKETS

5/16 - Chesterfield, VA - Carbon Leaf's Ragtime Carnival - TICKETS

5/17 - New York, NY City Winery - TICKETS 

5/19 - Northampton, MA - The Parlor Room - TICKETS 

5/21 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's - TICKETS 

5/22 - Lexington, VA - Lime Kiln Theater - TICKETS

5/23 & 5/24 - Cumberland, MD - Delfest - TICKETS

5/26 - Cincinnati, OH - Madison Live - TICKETS

5/27 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar - TICKETS

5/28 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi - TICKETS 

5/29 - Nelsonville, OH Nelsonville Music Festival - TICKETS

5/30 - Madison, WI  - The Frequency - TICKETS 

5/31 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry - TICKETS

6/4 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge - TICKETS 

6/5 - Pagosa Springs, CO Pagosa Folk N' Bluegrass Festival - TICKETS 

6/6 - Buena Vista, CO Sweet Roots Music Festival - TICKETS

6/9 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern - TICKETS 

6/10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge - TICKETS 

6/12 - San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall - TICKETS 

6/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe - TICKETS 

6/16 - Phoenix, AZ - Psyko Steve Presents - TICKETS 

6/19 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Jr. - TICKETS 

7/10 - Mt. Solon, VA - Red Wing Roots Music Festival - TICKETS