Mandolin Orange – Boots of Spanish Leather (Bob Dylan Cover) – Audiotree Live


Mandolin Orange perform “Boots of Spanish Leather” by Bob Dylan on Audiotree Live, April 15, 2014.

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Mandolin Orange on Audiotree Live (Full Session)

Mandolin Orange perform on Audiotree Live, April 15, 2014. YouTube playlist: Subscribe to Audiotreetv: Watch more sessions, music videos, and live performances at: Visit the band’s website at For our friends who live in countries where Youtube is blocked, watch the session on Vimeo:


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My first exposure to Mandolin Orange was an early, first year, performance of Mandolin Orange at The ENO festival river stage. It was Andrew’s deep Southern baritone that lured me to the small shade stage in a stand of trees. A mix of lyrically mature, subtle well-crafted songs, kept me close to the stage for the rest of the set. This duo was different from the average blend of Eno performers that year and certainly chronologically younger than the majority.  

Mandolin Orange has been making a fair amount of noise over the past few years. The Chapel Hill duo led by married couple Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, both 31, plays soothing, meditative, and disarmingly frank folk songs that seem perfectly suited for smaller venues or zoom concerts during pandemics.

Music at The Mansion: Mandolin Orange


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On Tuesday, May 28th, Mandolin Orange played a special set at the North Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh to help usher in a partnership between Come Hear North Carolina and the Americana Music Association (AMA). Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper hosted musicians, AMA members, and press to celebrate all that North Carolina has given to the world of music, and Mandolin Orange provided the perfect soundtrack to the occasion. Enjoy the full performance below.


0:00 – Echo 4:05 – The Wolves 8:24 – Golden Embers 14:10 – Hey Adam 19:00 – New Five Cent Piece 21:56 – Mother Deer 26:50 – There Was a Time 32:55 – Wildfire



Mandolin Orange – Golden Embers

From the album – Tides of a Teardrop – out now on Yep Roc Records

Frantz pulls inspiration for her singing style from diverse traditions: Her first introduction to harmony came from traditional five-piece bluegrass singing. “What I first got introduced to was more traditional bluegrass, and the brother-sister harmonies — like the Stanley Brothers, the Monroe Brothers, things like that, where it’s a pretty straightforward harmony that’s really simple,” she says.


 “But after that, I started to enjoy — someone who I guess is really well-known for this would be Emmylou Harris. She has such a unique harmony style,” Frantz goes on to say. “She doesn’t stick necessarily to the tenor part, or the baritone part, or anything. She really jumps around, and can sing those dissonant notes that really make her voice jump out, but it’s still somehow really complementary to whoever’s singing lead.

 “I’m thinking maybe specifically of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris,” Frantz adds. “But she was someone who really broadened my idea of what harmony could be.”

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Mandolin Orange: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

  NPR Music 4.11M subscribers Watch Mandolin Orange play “Golden Embers”, “The Wolves” and “Wildfire” at the Tiny Desk.

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Boots of Spanish Leather (Mono Version)
Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan – Boots of Spanish Leather (Audio)

Lyrics: Oh, I’m sailin’ away, my own true love I’m sailin’ away in the morning Is there something I can send you from across the sea From the place that I’ll be landing? No, there’s nothin’ you can send me, my own true love There’s nothin’ I’m wishin’ to be ownin’ Just carry yourself back to me unspoiled From across that lonesome ocean Oh, but I just thought you might want something fine Made of silver or of golden Either from the mountains of Madrid Or from the coast of Barcelona But if I had the stars of the darkest night And the diamonds from the deepest ocean I’d forsake them all for your sweet kiss For that’s all I’m wishin’ to be ownin’ But I might be gone a long old time And it’s only that I’m askin’ Is there something I can send you to remember me by? To make your time more easy-passin’ Oh, how can, how can you ask me again? It only brings me sorrow The same thing I would want today I would want again tomorrow Oh, I got a letter on a lonesome day It was from her ship a-sailin’ Saying I don’t know when I’ll be comin’ back again It depends on how I’m a-feelin’ If you, my love, must think that-a-way I’m sure your mind is roamin’ I’m sure your thoughts are not with me But with the country to where you’re goin’ So take heed, take heed of the western winds Take heed of the stormy weather And yes, there’s something you can send back to me Spanish boots of Spanish leather #BobDylan #Folk #SingerSongwriter