"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


June,  2019


Hello Friends......so 2019 got off to a lovely start with tours and concerts here and there. The high point was my tour in February with longtime friend and musical collaborator Benjy Wertheimer. We started with a raucous house concert here in Portland, Benjy joined me after I traveled out to Denver where we performed all along the front range in Colorado at various venues. We finished up in New Mexico with a well received Taos concert and a most excellent morning playing at the First Unitarian church in Albuquerque.

I continued on to Texas with house concerts in my old college town of Nacogdoches, joining up with my old Houston compadre Eric Avinger, one of the greatest guitarists I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I checked in at my hometown of Houston for a while and even drove over to Louisiana to catch the first weekend of Marti Gras in New Orleans.

The last month or so I've been here in awesome Portland playing local and regional gigs throughout the Pacific Northwest.

I'm off on the road end of June back to California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas again. I'm sure looking forward to seeing all the old friends there, and any new friends I'm sure to meet along the way!

As always I'll have my concert dates on the calendar, see you on down the road....



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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