"...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
So the exciting news is I'll be starting up my guitar studio here in Portland for lessons and workshops, teaching from here in my home on N. Mt. Tabor. All levels of students are invited, from beginners to folks just wanting to add some variety to their playing. If you haven't discovered open tunings yet, then a whole new world of guitar voicings await. All of my pieces on the music player above are in open tunings, although I perform in standard tuning quite a bit as well. I'll soon be adding some house concerts and other performances for this fall/winter season, looking forward to seeing you all then.
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
Loving Kindness Meditation Service with Gary Skye
Weaving tapestries of beautiful songs and sounds, Gary and Michael co-create the music for this lovely service. Please visit www.newthoughtcsl.org for more info.
Taize Music and Meditation Service with Gary Skye
Jenny Bird "New Story' CD Release Concert
Jenny Bird with Michael Mandrell, Adrienne Braswell and Omar Rane
Jefferson Unitarian Church
Guest soloist- both services
Alamosa House Concert
Private Event hosted by Tracy Doyle and Lisa Gail Clements
Michael Mandrell and Gary Skye Concert
Taize Service with Gary Skye
A beautiful music/meditation service
Guest Soloist ay Unity Spiritual Center
10 am service
Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver
Guest Soloist for the 10:30 service
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