"...the acoustic guitar player infusing his original melodies and Indian scales with a Celtic lilt." -John Diliberto, PRI radio host
"Michael Mandrell is a stellar guitarist and composer who strums your soul, transporting you to the vast, edifying and whimsical depths of your imagination. He is a purely riveting, distinctive and mezmerizing performer." -Ric Sharette, Music Director, Salt Lake City, UT
Notes From the Road
September 10th, 2018
My goodness where did the summer go? It's been lovely to have been back here in my old home in Taos, NM., I played a few great concerts and completed much needed repairs to my old house here. So many good friends from all over came to visit here in the high country, there was no shortage of grilled dinners outdoors and musical jams galore. After much restoration work my little house is looking great and the weather lovely with a coolish hint of fall in the air.
But like the small southbound warblers passing through the trees here these mornings, it's time to migrate. I'll be traveling back to the Pacific Northwest with musical stops all along the way ending with a special sacred service event in Port Townsend, WA. Then finally back home to Portland where I'll spend the rest of the fall and winter composing, performing, recording, teaching and planning my 2019 tours and travels.
So with the east wind to my back I'll be hitting the road in about a week and will be delighted to see you all on down the road and back in the City of Roses.
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Upcoming Concerts & Happenings
Davis House Concert
RSVP to Caroline at drcjchantry @gmail.com
Sacramento Wednesday Night Service
www.slcworld.org/w-o-w-wednesdays guest soloist
Mt. Shasta Concert with Laura Berryhill and Anton Mizerak
An evening of world fusion, chants and songs. www.shastasong.com
Taize Meditation Service
with Gary Skye and Laurie Jones
Cedars Unitarian Church
guest soloist for the 10am service
Bainbridge House Concert
by invitation only
Grateful Harmony concert at Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center in Port Townsend
Music, Conversation and Ritual, exploring the sacred with Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil. Grateful Harmony is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your soul and visit those deep spaces you long to feel! Simon welcomes Michael as special guest this month on Saturday, September 22nd, 7 pm. http://unitypt.org/
Evergreen, CO. House Concert
From my awesome host Jan Anderson:
I’m writing to invite you to a house concert by acoustic guitarist, Michael Mandrell. The concert will take place at my home in Evergreen on Sunday afternoon, September 16th. People can start gathering at 3:30 that afternoon, music begins at 4:00 pm. I’ll provide hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages A donation of $15-20 per guest will be greatly appreciated. RSVP to me by email, JanAnderson360@gmail.com
Portland House Concert with Jenny Bird
We’ll gather at 6pm and music will start around 7pm. The evening will start with a wine and cheese potluck so feel free to bring something to share at the table, light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP with your name and the number in your party via text or voicemail to 503-936-1428, or email email@example.com. Your RSVP will be confirmed and we'll send the location address. $15-$20 suggested donation.
It’s been a while since the stars lined up for both of them to be here at the same time, but they finally did for June 24th. Jenny is an amazing guitarist and singer/songwriter from Taos, NM., one of Michael's old homes. They performed together for quite a few years and he's delighted to be joining her again for a short tour starting right here in the Pacific Northwest.
Here’s what one concert host experienced: “With their two beautiful acoustic guitars and dynamic vocals, their show is a fun and intimate world music adventure. Together they find a sacred groove, a powerful message and the wild heartbeat of mystic rhythms.”
Wednesday Night Insight Service
with Gary Skye and Lauri Jones http://www.newthoughtcsl.org/
Live Music Monday at T.C. O'Learys Pub
Fáilte! T.C. O’Leary’s is a small community pub modeled after pubs found in Ireland. We welcome customers with a warm atmosphere, friendly staff, and Irish-inspired food and drinks using local Northwest ingredients. Michael will be joined by Gordo Freeman on Celtic fiddle for some beautiful ballads and firey Irish tunes.
Guest soloist for the 10am Sunday Celebration service. www.unitybellingham.org
House Concert with Kate Moody
Michael will share the evening with piano virtuoso Kate Moody (www.katemusic.com). High on a hill above Bellingham, this is most likely the best house concert location in N. Washington, with awesome views of the Olympic Mountains and Canada. For reservations and directions please call 360-207-4467. $20 suggested donation.