The Barnstorming Troubadour 2 Summer Tour Bruce Mandel’s acoustic guitar, keen lyrical ear, and intimate and honest voice have traveled with him across the country and through musical territory both new and familiar. With the release of "Sketches" (June 2012) Mandel adds fresh layers to the ground covered in both of his previous releases, "Between Dreams and Regrets" (2008) and "Follow Your Heart" (1997). Lyrically driven, the diverse sounds of his recordings straddle and expand the Contemporary Folk, Americana, Singer/Songwriter genres reflecting the breadth of Mandel’s experience. Bruce grew up in the suburbs of northern New Jersey, rocking out to the Beatles and playing in bands. Listeners familiar with the great singer-songwriters of the ’60s and ’70s won’t be surprised to learn that at a young age Mandel happily absorbed the rich and varying styles of music played on the FM airwaves of the day. Please visit www.brucemandel.com to learn more about Bruce and his music and to download the song “Long Beach Dunes”. All proceeds from this download at Bruce’s website are going directly to the Alliance For a Living Ocean for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.