For the first time on Orcas Island, internationally touring Nashville singer-songwriter Buddy Mondlock, accompanied by Mike Lindauer, will be performing at the Orcas Grange at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. Local favorite Mandy Troxel opens. Doors at 3:30 p.m. with non-alcoholic beverages and treats included. Suggested donation is $15 ($7 for youth 18 years and younger) at the door or via Brown Paper Tickets. To RSVP, visit www.houseconcertsandsuch.com.
Mondlock (www.buddymondlock.com) is a widely acclaimed songwriter, with a star-studded list of musicians covering his work. However, Mondlock and Lindauer have touring boasting rights of their own making. Sought after in Ireland, playing the Royal Albert Hall in London, and around the U.S. Festival circuit, these two bring an elegance to the folk world. In songs that have been called “an express lane to the heart” (Lucy Myers, the Blue Heron) you might find a single snowflake following the trajectory of a relationship, get your pocket picked by a Roman cat, or find a place where dreams that don’t come true still count.
Legendary songwriter Guy Clark heard Mondlock singing at the Kerrville Folk Festival and opened the door for him to a career writing songs in Nashville. Since then, artists such as Nanci Griffith, Janis Ian, Peter, Paul and Mary, David Wilcox, and even Garth Brooks have sung his songs to the masses.