Mandy Rowden (from the album When That Day Comes)
The album title of When That Day Comes is appropriate for the recent Mandy Rowden release. While in college, Mandy was introduced to Americana music, and when that particular day came, Mandy Rowden heard her calling. While that is not necessarily a unique story, for Mandy Rowden, her earlier life shows that little step as a big leap. Born into a fundamentalist Baptist household in East Texas, her musical intake consisted of gospel and classical music. Adhering to the strict borders of her family, classical violin and piano lessons began at six years-old. On a marching rhythm, Mandy Rowden opens When That Day Comes with the title track as the first cut, using the story to erase wrongs as she trudges towards a new day. In her own life, hearing Americana music set her free, walking away from the classical music scene to find her voice in Roots music.
A soft Country sway finds Mandy Rowden far from home as she tries her hardest to blur the past with “Pedal Upon Metal”. When That Day Comes quiets to a rhythmic rumble for the tale in “A Chance to Give You Love”, questions “Ana Maria” about her heart on a stop/start beat, picks out notes for the acoustic ramble of “Lucy’s Song”, and admits “Bad Things Happen” on a quick-feet waltz. Mandy Rowden captures reverie as she pulls into “San Antonio”, using holiday travel to map out “Christmas in Durango”, and whispers a Tex-Mex melody for the border tale of “Pecosita” as When That Day Comes offers a tribute for a fellow musician in “Angel Dream #2”.
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