Hey everybody! This Saturday, 10-10-20,
was supposed to be Porchfest 2020. This is one of my favorite events. For those of you who have never attended, the Oakhurst community pairs porch hosts in the neighborhood with local performers. It’s a wonderful way for the community to ‘commune’ and for artists to get to showcase themselves as well as support each other. Fortunately and unfortunately it has grown into such a huge event that they can’t do it this year and maintain safety. But I wanna play on a porch! Plus it’s still my birthday month. So this year I am going to play on my own porch up here in Marietta. Any of you who know where I live are invited to come hang out in the yard and listen to music. I’ll have a cooler and some chairs but please feel free to bring your own. I encourage everyone to maintain an appropriate distance.
For those of you who do not know where I live, I will also be live streaming the set. Music starts at 3 pm EST and goes until I feel like quitting.
Let’s make some music!
New release Pictures is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google, Spotify, and more!! Or click HERE to order your copy.
‘There’s a joyful exuberance and vitality to everything on Pictures. It’s a perfect representation of Mandi Strachota’s diverse gifts.’ – Hal Horowitz, Creative Loafing
‘From aching to angry to rocking, this album does it all. If you are not familiar with Mandi Strachota, it’s time you were. If you are, you are going to love this!’ – Rhetta Akamatsu, Making a Scene
WINNER OF THE 2019 ATLANTA BLUES CHALLENGE FOR SOLO/DUO ACT!!
VOTED ‘BEST ACOUSTIC ARTIST’ 2019 BY CREATIVE LOAFING’S BEST OF ATLANTA (READER’S COICE)
‘Atlanta has plenty of talented roots and blues singers. Mandi Strachota might be the best.’ – Hal Horowitz, Creative Loafing
“It is only after exploring and succeeding at risk-taking, that the confidence turns into freedom and limitlessness. In other words – being set free, is only the beginning.” – Mandi Strachota, regarding Unleashed
‘This album is open and honest – artists through the years have told their story in verse, in music and image. Mandi does all three with this album.’ – Amazon Review of Unleashed
‘The Atlanta artist brings outstanding vocals and a keen set of rhythms to Unleashed, sending a message extolling individualism in the midst of altruism, and an ever-present spirit of celebration in musical form’ – Gwendolyn Lewis
‘There are 13 songs on Unleashed, and all of them are strong and their own part of Strachota’s journey to set herself free. You will love her beautiful voice and appreciate the chance to share a little of both the darkness and the light Mandi chronicles for us here, knowing she triumphs in the end.’ -Rhetta Akamatsu
Mandi has been announced as the opener for Delbert McClinton for his show at Variety Playhouse on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
Here is a video from the show at Variety Playhouse!
For more videos visit my YouTube Page
Have You No Shame
Water, Weed, and Whiskey
Don’t Worry Bout Me
My Time To Shine
Ready To Run
You Were Right
The Chocolate Song
My Sweet Dream
Whiskey In the Parking Lot’s long awaited release will be happening June 12, 2017!!! More details