Today on Art of the Song, guitarist Michael Mandrell is the featured musician.
About the artist:
Michael Mandrell is an artistic and passionate contemporary fingerstyle guitarist. His music offers equal parts world and new age, an array of middle Eastern rhythms and scales, with tinges of folk and an infusion of Celtic overtones. He is one of those rare artists who has a strong sense of his Western musical roots, yet can make beautiful and sophisticated forays into the music of the East. “Returning and Returned” is a great collection of his compositions that covers a wide range of styles – and he excels in each. Michael’s guitar playing is extraordinary. His tunes are lyrical-the stuff fairy tales are made of. They are slightly jazzy, seductively smooth and consistently beautiful. His intricate fretboard work and technique reflect an artist of vast creativity and a pan-global vision of the instrument he loves.