"A guitarist of eclectic sensibilities and delicate technique. His music circles the globe in imagistic compositions." -Kimberly Hass, "Echoes" Executive Producer

"...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

Previous events

Grateful Harmony concert at Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center in Port Townsend

3918 San Juan Ave., Port Townsend, WA. 98368

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

Private Residence, Evergreen, CO.

From my awesome host Jan Anderson:

Hi there,
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

Private Residence - RSVP Required, Portland, Or. 97218

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 michaelmandrell@earthlink.net. 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.”

Live Music Monday at T.C. O'Learys Pub

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2926 NE Alberta , Portland, OR.

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.


House Concert with Kate Moody

private residence, near Spyglass Hill, Bellingham, WA.

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.