Eleni Mandell / Erin McKeown Inspired
Eleni Mandell / Erin McKeown
Inspired by teaching songwriting in two southern California area women’s prisons, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter ELENI MANDELL will release Wake Up Again, June 7 on Yep Roc Records. “Some songs were written there, while I was teaching and participating in the assignments that I gave,” says Mandell, “others are portraits or amalgamations of two or more inmates or were inspired by something I heard them say.” Mandell “loved working with the inmates, hearing their stories and seeing them light up when they heard their words come to life in a song.”
ERIN McKEOWN is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. She has released 10 full length albums and several EPs over the last 20 years, all the while refining her distinctive and challenging mix of American musical forms. Leading her own band, she has performed at Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and the Newport Folk Festivals. Her first musical, Miss You Like Hell, opened Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in 2018, where it was nominated for 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Lyrics, Best Music and Best Orchestrations, and The Wall Street Journal named it Best Musical of 2018.
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