In Photos: Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, host two-night show at Greenfield Lake

Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, played two nights at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; photos are from the show on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)

WILMINGTON — Though a torrential downpour and lightning storm cut short Friday night’s Watchhouse show by 30 minutes, the band still managed to entertain crowds through a dozen or so songs at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.

“It’s one of those shows where almost everyone was sitting down because of the nature of the music,” said Tom Dorgan, photographer for Moonfrog Media; Dorgan also captured photos for Port City Daily.

Dorgan said opener Kate Rhudy revealed stories behind the music, as she played through a few songs from her forthcoming album. A singer-songwriter from the Raleigh area, Rhudy has been hailed an up-and-comer from INDY Week and WUNC, upon releasing 2017’s “Rock n Roll Ain’t For Me” and “Dance It Away, Snake” on a 7-inch record last year.


“She was quite commanding for a one-woman acoustic show,” Dorgan said.

When Watchhouse, formerly known as Mandolin Orange, took over, Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz played through tracks from their upcoming self-titled record, which will drop in August. It is the sixth release the couple have recorded together, including all Mandolin Orange albums. It will be the first they release as Watchhouse.

Here are a few scenes from the show. Thumb down or click on the image to scroll through the gallery.

Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, played two nights at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; photos are from the show on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, played two nights at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; photos are from the show on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, played two nights at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; photos are from the show on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, played two nights at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; photos are from the show on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, played two nights at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; photos are from the show on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, played two nights at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; photos are from the show on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, played two nights at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; photos are from the show on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, played two nights at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; photos are from the show on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, played two nights at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; photos are from the show on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, played two nights at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; photos are from the show on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, played two nights at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater; photos are from the show on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Kate Rhudy opened for Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange, at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Kate Rhudy opened for Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange,at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Kate Rhudy opened for Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange,at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Kate Rhudy opened for Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange,at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)
Kate Rhudy opened for Watchhouse, formerly Mandolin Orange,at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Friday, July 9. (Port City Daily/Tom Dorgan of Moonfrog Media)

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