…New song “Water Bearer” is an early preview of Ptarmigan. Showcasing Mandico’s ethereal voice and compassionate songwriting, the track offers a balm for our current social ills.
from Colorado to the bright lights of Music City, her music still carries the footprints of her homeland – western folk captures the majesty of her mountainous upbringing and mixes it with the Americana and roots music in which she’s immersed herself in Nashville.
...she has some significant people in her corner for her debut full-length album: Ptarmigan was by North Mississippi All-Stars’ Luther Dickinson and recorded with Kevin Houston at Zebra Ranch in Coldwater, Mississippi. Their confidence is well-placed: Mandico’s clear voice and compassionate songwriting make Ptarmigan soar
Mandico wears her heart on her sleeve and rends others’ with it, but there’s something more to it, too—a vivid human consciousness that imbues itself into Ptarmigan’s every thread.
Whether or not you’re a fan of folk, you can’t help but be captivated by Michelle Mandico’s voice on the new album Ptarmigan.
The moment I listened to her song ‘First Winter Without Colorado’ I became instantly enthralled by her angelic voice and genuine writing... [She’s] a true lyricist and [she’s] able to capture so many emotions in Ptarmigan...
...the best thing we have is our ability to love and serve others. Michelle Mandico appeals to empathy in her captivating Water Bearer.
Mandico’s western folk captures the majesty of her mountainous upbringing and mixes it with the Americana and roots music in which she’s immersed herself in Nashville.
Rarely does a song feel like a dream to me, but I definitely had to play ‘Water Bearer’ twice to make sure I hadn’t been transported to another world somewhere in the middle…With a subtle arrangement and a gorgeous video punctuated by natural scenery and some choreographed sections, ‘Water Bearer’ is a wonderful artistic statement and we at the Deli can’t wait for Mandico’s full-length…
...Michelle Mandico is one of the best, most brilliant songwriters around.
When it comes to Americana singer songwriters in 2018, you can’t find much better than Michelle Mandico. From clever lyrics to intricate delivery, Mandico is performing at an extremely high level... Her mix of metaphor and down to earth details makes for brilliant songwriting.
On occasion, a musician, an artist, will plow through a song, sowing seeds to bloom into something magnificent. Her songwriting evokes emotions on different levels, which is what music should do...It seems Michelle’s search for her country roots has already been well established deep within her soul. Nashville is just the place for her to amaze others with her talent and sweet voice.
Michelle Mandico heard the clear voice of the mountains calling her, finding the silence more powerful than words with ‘Ptarmigan.’
Americana singer-songwriter Michelle Mandico turned loneliness into an act of defiance on her new single Ptarmigan…Don’t let the gentle voice fool you - she knows exactly where she is going with her music, aided by a deep knowledge of folk and country music.
Michelle Mandico‘s “Ptarmigan” is a testament to the elegance of simplicity, from the melody to the arrangement to the lyrics...Mandico’s tune is impressive, and establishes her as a newcomer to watch.
...she is somebody who is very much an ambassador of beauty. Her life is charged with truth but also with beautiful struggle. One of the things I’ve always loved about her is she’s just so real. You’re always gonna get it exactly like it is with Michelle Mandico.