Billy Abel / Press

"On Saturday, the lovely Mandy Rowden (Austin, TX) played Shorty's and brought another musician with her in the way of Billy Abel Music. This proved to be a nice coalition. Mandy is a tall drink of water that plays a mixture of "goofy cover songs and castrating original numbers" (as she puts it). She's always a party about to happen and the sweetest gal I know with bad intentions. Billy added to the mix with a nice selection of John Prine and Townes Van Zandt numbers. He's an excellent guitarist and the combo was very engaging. These guys are good and good together. Mandy plays all around Austin if you're ever in the neighborhood."