Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Bruce Mandel

Bruce Mandel’s acoustic guitar, keen lyrical ear, and intimate and honest voice have traveled with him across the country and through musical territory both new and familiar.
With four full length albums to his credit - “Bird’s Eye View” (2017), “Sketches" (2012), "Between Dreams and Regrets” (2008) and "Follow Your Heart” (1997) - Bruce regularly tours the U.S. as well maintaining a musical presence in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts.
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.
Bruce has recently developed a creativity/songwriting workshop called "SongSpark!". "SongSpark!" explores creativity in everyday life and applies this to songwriting as a means of expression. "SongSpark! is appropriate for ages 8 and up.
“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 live at the Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis, MN

I Have Worked With

  • November 2017

    A Songwriter's Dialogue

    Russell, MA Cultural Council Grant in conjunction with the Russell Council on Aging

  • August 2016

    A Songwriter's Dialogue

    Granby, MA Cultural Council Grant in conjunction with the Granby Free Public Library and Library Director Jennifer Crosby

  • July 2015

    Bruce Mandel in Concert at Cushman Library July 19, 2015

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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: 
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

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Private Studio
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults