Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

 Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards current style falls between the alt-country and folk music categories, and has been recently compared to The Jayhawks, Uncle Tupelo, Gram Parsons, John Prine and Wil Oldham.


Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards are a folk duo from Massachusetts who sing songs which resonate with the lover of Americana and old country music, commanding familiar traditional melodies and poignant, introspective lyrics, and backing them with delicate arrangements on ukulele, clarinet, guitar and banjo. They began in the basements, coffee shops and art spaces of New England, and have since tested the stages of more traditional folk music venues, colleges, living rooms and bar rooms from Boston to Austin, Denver to Nashville, Asheville to Portland, and back 'round again. Hundreds of concerts have been given and thousands of records have been sold, all on their own steam and without the support of major industry assistance. Over the years, Mandeville & Richards have shared the stage with acts like John Gorka, Joan Osborne, Mustard's Retreat, Antje Duvekot, The Low Anthem, David Wax Museum and Brownbird.

Mandeville and Richards are co-founders of the Massachusetts Walking Tour - promoting local music, arts and culture on foot, scheduled for June 15-24 2012.


Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards - Live From The Nave Gallery (2012)
Mark Mandeville - Mark Mandeville & Old Constitution (2011)
Mark Mandeville - No Big Plans (2010)
Raianne Richards - Simple In This Place (2010)
The Accident That Led Me To The World - The Island Gospel (2008)
The Accident That Led Me To The World (2006)

All released by Nobody's Favorite Records

Set List

From "Mark Mandeville & Old Constitution" (2011):
Ted Kaczynski Blues
Land Of Plenty
Underneath The Cost
Diggin' Me A Hole
Take A Little Home
Hope In This World
No More Feeling
Cardboard Wings
House Of Stone
Between The Signal And Me
Sleep When You're Dead

From "No Big Plans" (2010):
Airplane Song
Wrong Side Of That Line
No Big Plans
I Ain't Going Out There
It Is What It Is
These Walls
Heavy Winds

From "Simple In This Place" (2010)
No Secrets
Line In The Sand
Best Advice
A Hundred Miles

Cover songs/arrangements:
Follow The Drinking Gourd - trad.
Worried Blues - trad.
I Am A Pilgrim - trad.