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Mandeville and Co. coming to Orpheum

October 6, 2011
By STACEY KUKKONEN - DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

HANCOCK - A new act will take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock.

Since 2006, Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards have worked together to produce albums like "The Accident that Led me to the World," and two solo records, and now the duo will - along with a drummer and guitarist - perform locally as part of Mandeville's tour.

"It's a real folk performance," Mandeville said.

For the last few years, the duo has been primarily performing an acoustic act in the realm of folk music, or Americana. As part of this tour, this will be the first time the music will be supplemented with electric arrangements.

"It's the type of music you'd expect from the 70s, like Joni Mitchell or Kate Wolf," he said.

The duo will be accompanied by drummer Dylan S. Clark and guitarist Zach Peckham to herald the release of Mandeville's "Old Constitution."

"For this record that we just put out, we're performing the show for that record," he said. "It's pretty much the exact same thing for what you're going to get."

Mandeville describes their work together as musical soulmates and have just recently decided to move forward with another album.

"We toured for three or four years with a group," he said.

The self-managed duo travels with a tight-knit group of people while attempting to build and grow and sharing their music with others. Music from "Old Constitution" blends acoustic style with brush percussion, and aggressive electric guitar, he said. The album ranges from bluegrass and country to folk, all with the haunting harmonies that pierce Mandeville and Richards' music.

"Old Constitution" was released Sept. 15 and is available through Tickets for the show are $8. For more information about the show, visit



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