"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

Private House Concert

Kona, HI

This will be a private house concert with special guests, flamenco guitarist Charlie Jones & singer-songwriter/Celtic harpist Ruth Beck.

TBA Age limit: 18+

Hawaii Mini-Tour!

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Kona, HI

Michael will be performing in and around Kona, HI for a few house concerts and church performances with singer-songwriter and Celtic harpist Ruth Beck.

First Unitarian Church of Austin - Special Guest

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Austin, TX

Michael will be a featured special guest at the Sunday morning services (9:30 am & 11:00 am).

Salem Unitarian - Guest Soloist

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Salem, OR

Michael will be the featured guest soloist at both morning services (9:45 am & 11 am).

Portland Unity Remembrance Service - Guest Soloist

Unity of Portland, 4525 SE Stark St, Portland, OR

Take time out this holiday season to hold in your heart the love that has been shared with you by those special people in our lives who have moved on to their next phase of this life experience. Michael will be joining Music Director Sydney Lehman along with Ruth Beck for this special evening of music & reflection. Child care is provided.

Free Age limit: All ages

Ruth Beck/Michael Mandrell @ Vie de Boheme

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Vie de Boheme, 1530 SE 7th St, Portland, OR

Join us for an evening of casual but elegant music at a lovely venue. Wine, great music & wonderful atmosphere...what more could you ask for!

$4.00 Age limit: 18+

Texas Tour

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Michael will be touring down to the Lone Star state for a few lively performance dates as well as doing some recording of new material in Houston!

Missa Gaia PDX

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First Unitarian Church of Portland, OR, 1211 SW Main St , Portland, OR 97205

Celebrate the beauty of the earth with Paul Winter Consort's "Missa Gaia/Earth Mass": 65 singers, 2 soloists, 9-piece ensemble including pipe organ, piano, bass, percussion, soprano saxophone, 'cello, English horn, plus timber wolf, humpback whale, harp seal, and loon, 1 conductor. Audience gets to sing, too! Proceeds to benefit Friends of the Columbia Gorge. Admission $15 in advance from FoCG website, $20 at the door. Supported in part by a grant from Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC)

Michael is the featured guitar soloist for the Missa Gaia performance. This is truly an event you won't want to miss!

$15 Advance/$20 Door Age limit: All ages