Local music: Audrey and Orwell

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Jason Dutton and company specialize in benign chamber folk that feels something like a blanket to get sensitive kids through winter. Warm, comfortable acoustic chords are the canvas for Dutton's melodic philosophizing; Trains Across the Sea's Counterfeit Madison ably lends harmonies.

The string section of Natalie Manny and Emily Ng is the wild card, the factor that keeps Audrey & Orwell from being just another hipster folk band. Their cello and viola are deployed in a manner that keeps listeners guessing, from the pleasant accompaniment of "Rapture" to the dissonant strains of "Moscow."

They'll celebrate debut EP "Stairwells" with Saintseneca and Rachel Mousie on Saturday at Rumba.

Audrey & Orwell

9 p.m. Saturday, April 9

Rumba Cafe

2507 Summit St., Campus