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Liz Mandeville / Bio

2013 Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee, 2011 Windy City Blues Challenge Winner, 2008 Best Songwriter American Roots Music Assn, 2005 International Songwriters Contest Award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist/record producer, Liz Mandeville’s 6th CD, Heart 'O' Chicago is now blowing up! Entering the charts at #8 in the Top 25 @ BluesDebut.com, everybody loves this new CD! Pure Chicago style Rhythm & Blues, the CD features 11 new songs written and sung by Liz with some of Chicago's top stars. Billy Branch, Eddie Shaw, Charlie Love and Joan Gand all add their signature style to various tracks. Add the rock solid rhythm section and hot young horn section led by Cincinnati's golden boy, Wade Baker on trumpet, "these tracks will get your backfield in motion" according to Linda Cain, editor of ChicagoBluesGide.com
Get your copy now at www.cdbaby.com/CD/lizmandeville13
Liz's 5th CD, Clarksdale is available for your enjoyment at CDbaby.com/cd/lizmandeville. Liz's Clarksdale project tapped the creative juices of legendary players Eddie Shaw on sax and Willie "Big Eye's" Smith on drums and harp. The CD made the top 10 in International blues charts and was nominated Best Traditional Blues CD by Blues411.com
Liz's 4th CD, Red Top, flew up to the #3 spot spending 20 weeks in the top 20, on the Roots-time Radio Charts after its release on '08 with one track, "Scratch the Kitty" coming back to spend 22 weeks at #1 on the Cashbox Charts!
All of Liz's CD's feature her warmth and wit and are crafted from her personal experiences as much as from her deep dedication and research into different eras and regional blues from the last century. Liz is also a fascinating blues historian who gives fun, interactive workshops packed with music and juicy blues info.
A diminutive redhead, Liz came to Chicago to study theater & discovered the city’s rich music scene. She brings to the stage a giant presence that’s impossible to resist or ignore crafted over years of touring, performing & studying the music she loves. Liz's music showcases her powerful, rich, versatile voice, her creativity as a producer, arranger, guitarist and song-crafter. Plus she plays a mean washboard too! All the songs on Liz’s CD’s are self-penned.
A gifted visual artist as well and a story telling troubador and gut wrenching blues singer, Liz currently has a showing of her graphic and acrylic artwork hanging at the Rock & Blues Museum in Clarksdale MS. For more about Liz, visit http://www.lizmandeville.com

General Info

Band Members
Liz Mandeville: vocal, guitar, washboard, songwriter; Jeremiah THomas - drums, Darryl Wright - bass, Minoru Maruyama - guitar
Artist Name
Liz Mandeville
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Active Since
R&B/Soul / Singer/Songwriter / Roots Rock

Contact Info

Chicago, IL
Elizabeth Uchiyama

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