Genres:Folk, Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Rock - Roots Rock, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
I was born Daniel Richard Mandel in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. Everywhere I’ve lived, California, Minnesota, Utah... I gradually realized that I was happiest when music was central in my life. My songwriting fits into the Adult Contemporary Folk Rock style, being inspired by Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and Freedy Johnston.
August of 2004 I assembled my home studio and September of 2005 I had completed my first independent release MIGHT BE YOU. It ended up as the culmination of all my songwriting work to that point. I am very proud of the result.
In 2006 and together with the collaborative guidance of Nancy Spanier and Paul Oertel created a performance based on my songs called Brave Open Love.
2007 I set up my artist web site www.DanielRMandel.com and I joined the ASCAP performing rights organization.
Novermber 2008 I releasef my new CD, entitled Jongleur!
I am currently promoting Brave Open Love and focusing on establishing a regional presence based in Northern California. As this is original acoustic music I am exploring alternative venues, home concerts and corporate events.