Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Bruce Mandel

Bruce Mandel’s acoustic guitar, keen lyrical ear, and intimate honest voice have traveled with him across the country from house concerts to the concert stage.
Mandel’s lyrically driven songs are both personal & probing, whether writing from his own experience or weaving the ballad of another’s, as in “Irene Kibbe,” about a young Polish emigrant during World War II.
Co-founder of The Durango Songwriter’s Expo in 1996, Bruce has always believed in the power and magic of song, and is committed to sharing that magic through his music and thoughtful insights into his creative process.
A multiple Massachusetts Cultural Council grant recipient, Mandel debuted a song he wrote and recorded to help celebrate the 2010 Otis, MA Bicentennial in a special performance funded in part by a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. As a supporter of Public Libraries, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this CD goes to The Free Otis Public Library.
2016 found Bruce sticking closer to home while writing for and recording his fourth album.
“Reminiscent of the singer/songwriters who penned the soundtrack of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Bruce Mandel brews up a coffeehouse sound that’s espresso rich in inspiration and experience.” Singer & Musician

Additional Links: 
Recorded at a House Concert on April 8, 2011
Recorded at Dewey Hall Sheffield, MA April 2, 2011
Listen to excerpts from Bruce Mandels CD release - "Between Dreams and Regrets"
Recorded live at Dewey Hall Sheffield, MA April 2, 2011
Recorded live at Dewey Hall Sheffield, MA April 2, 2011

I Have Worked With

  • July 2015

    Bruce Mandel in Concert at Cushman Library July 19, 2015

  • July 2015

    A Songwriter's Dialogue at the Hinsdale Public Library July 23, 2015

  • June 2014

    Song and Conversation With a Songwriter

    at the Granby Public Library

    June 5, 2014

Pages

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Bruce
Job Title/Position: 
Singer/Songwriter
Mailing Address: 
PO BOX 156
OTIS, MA 01253
Physical Address: 
899 Dimmock Rd.
Otis, MA 01253
Last Name: 
Mandel
Phone: 
413-269-7229

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - General
Music - Children's
Music - Composition
Music - Folk
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
1978
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Audio or Video Recording
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
120
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Solo performer: 1 vocal mic, DI for acoustic guitar, stage monitor, water and shade. Additional 1 - 3 band members requirements would depend on requested instrumentation. I can carry enough sound reinforcement for small to medium sized venue.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
3

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults