In The Round hosted by Inara George with Eleni Mandell, Mike Viola, Mike Andrews & Special Guest Ultan Conlon
Eleni Mandell, Mike Viola, Mike Andrews, & Special Guest Ultan Conlon
Wed, June 15, 2016
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pmLargo at the Coronet
Seat assignments begin at 6:00PM, Doors open for drinks at 7:00PM, Showtime at 8:30PM | When you arrive at Will Call on the night of the show, seats will be assigned first come first served, from the front of the theatre to the back. If you want to sit closer, be sure to come earlier. | NO LATE ENTRY * NO REFUNDS * NO EXCHANGES * SPECIAL GUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCEL WITHOUT NOTICEhttp://www.largo-la.com/event/1190685/
Following a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame while on tour with her two young children, Mandell was inspired by and reflected on her classic country influence. After listening to Roger Miller, who her kids fell in love with, she “was really struck by how simple his production was, and how central his voice and how open the sound was on the record. It was really organic. There aren’t a lot of layers, and the melody and his voice and the words were more beautiful for it. It made me want to de-clutter and strip away and make something simple that still sounded full and beautiful.”
With that sound in mind and at the production helm of her 10th album, Mandell entered longtime collaborator and co-producer Sheldon Gomberg’s Silver Lake studio to distill her songs down to their purest core, assembling all of the musicians together in a single room with only acoustic instruments. Cut live in just four days, the album features Mandell on vocals and acoustic guitar, Jake Blanton (acoustic guitar), Ryan Feves (upright bass), Nate Walcott (piano, trumpet, flugelhorn), and Mike Green (drums, tambourine).
“Known for her captivating, intelligent songwriter and smoky, sultry vocals,” (Glide Magazine), Mandell’s eclectic catalog spans “from skeletal, Tom Waits-ish blues-rock to whiskey-soaked alt-country to twinkling folk-pop” (LA Weekly). Her debut Wishbone was released in 1999, followed by Thrill(2000/Zedtone), Snakebite (2001/Zedtone), Country for True Lovers (2003/Zedtone), Afternoon (2004/Zedtone), Miracle of Five (2007/Zedtone), Artificial Fire (2009/Zedtone), I Can See The Future (2012/Yep Roc), and Let’s Fly A Kite (2014/Yep Roc). She’s also a member of the indie folk supergroup The Living Sisters with Inara George and Becky Stark, who have released two albums.
Recently, after producing Ryan Adams’s grammy nominated self titled album and Jenny Lewis’s “The Voyager”, Mike spent the last year (summer 2014-summer 2015) touring the world, playing guitar for the Shining.
“Stairway To Paradise” is Mike’s latest release.(available here at the store) Stairway is a 7″ vinyl record with 4 songs produced and recorded by Ryan Adams at Pax Am studios in Los Angeles.
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90048