I was born Daniel Richard Mandel in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. Everywhere I’ve lived, California, Minnesota, Utah... I gradually realized that I was happiest when music was central in my life. My songwriting fits into the Adult Contemporary Folk Rock style, being inspired by Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and Freedy Johnston.
August of 2004 I assembled my home studio and September of 2005 I had completed my first independent release MIGHT BE YOU. It ended up as the culmination of all my songwriting work to that point. I am very proud of the result.
In 2006 and together with the collaborative guidance of Nancy Spanier and Paul Oertel created a performance based on my songs called Brave Open Love.
2007 I set up my artist web site DanielRMandel and I joined the ASCAP performing rights organization.
2008 I have released my new CD, entitled Jongleur!
I am most interested in finding an authentic expression of creativity through song.