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Fran and Lisa Mandeville are not your average singer/songwriters. They are masters at choosing just the right lyrics to fit perfectly with the music to create the feeling they want to share with you, whether it's a song about a great joy in life, or a person who has fallen on hard times. If you close your eyes and listen, you actually become part of the song. T. Pisano
Lisa Mandeville - vocals,guitar,mandolin and dulcimer
Lisa Mandeville has been playing music for 40 years. She grew up immersed in the 60’s and 70’s folk music scene and developed her style of songwriting and performing at an early age. It has carried her through a life filled with music and adventure. She has performed at many major festival and concert halls across the country as well as 2 tours of Africa and a trip to Geneva Switzerland to perform her unique blend of folk, americana bluegrass and old timey music. She has recorded 4 CD’s, 2 with her former band “ The Ravin’ Mavens “ and 2 with her husband Fran as ‘The Beeline Ramblers”. “Her original songs are stark and classic at the same time and speak about life’s ups and downs in ways that make you feel as though they were written for you”. She now resides in the Berkshire Mtns with her husband and they can be seen trailing down the road to their next gig with their 1965 Beeline in tow. Ready for the next adventure!
Fran Mandeville - vocals,guitar,mandolin,dobro,banjo,harmonica,pocketchange
Fran Mandeville is an endearing and relentless troubadour who has played music across the country from the coal mining road houses of northern Colorado to the coffeehouses of the Maine shore. His enduring career began as a vocalist and guitarist and evolved over 40 years into the prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist he is today. His well crafted songs have been performed and recorded by others. His Cd's "I Have Walked with Angels" and "Precarious" have received international airplay and great review.He received a nomination for best folk-blues song of 2001 from Just Plain Folk for his song “ Let Me Be”
His most recent CD "The Cuckoo" is with Lisa as The Beeline Ramblers. He joins Lisa in the Watershed Waltz, the concert series and the recording studio.