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If Only Words Could Keep Me Warm

released January 18, 2014

Mandy Troxel, Guitar and Vocals
Bruce Harvie, autoharp, background vocals, bass, bass harmonica, dobro, mandolin, omnichord, pump organ, snare, telecaster, ukulele (you get the picture) 
Jed Jedrzejewski, vocals on “Break Your Heart” 
Annette Marsden, Accordion
Anita Orne, Banjo
Walter O’Toole, harmonica
John Polstra, pedal steel
Mary Wachter, violin
Maizie, canine ambiance
Special thanks to the good people of Eastsound for singing on “A Town This Size” 

Produced by Bruce Harvie and Mandy Troxel
Mixed and Mastered by Bruce Harvie at Olgabowl Studio, Orcas Island
Front Cover photograph by Anika Shaw. 
Art direction by Robert Deeble w/assistance by Deyo Glines

All songs written by Mandy Troxel ©2014 excepting: 
The House Where Nobody Lives by Tom Waits (Jalma Music) 
In A Town This Size by Kieran Kane (Family Style Publishing) 

Special thanks to those of you who have given me the sweet things of life, big and small. Bruce Harvie, you are an island gem. Thanks to all the large-hearted musicians on the album. Big Love to Kari, Cathy, Laurie & Lisa, Amy and their families; Robert & Anastasia Deeble, the Woodsong community, the Indralaya Deep Singers, and my kickstarter backers. Thanks to Andy. Molly & Lucy, I love you.

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Mandy Troxel, EP

released January 18, 2002

All songs written, strummed and sung by Mandy
Mixed and Mastered by John Andrew Schreiner

During the summer of 2002, Mandy Troxel borrowed some equipment, set up in her spare bedroom, and recorded amidst the barking dogs and buzzing of helicopters in Los Angeles. The resulting e.p. is a beautiful handcrafted sampling of country guitar licks and songs about friendship, love and grace. Contemplative lyrics and a voice like that of a sympathetic angel, there’s a general sense of longing for simpler times in Mandy’s songwriting. Utilizing country, folk and gospel, these old-fashioned guitar ramblings shine. “Woody Guthrie’s Ghost” speaks to the age-old search for identity, while “When Words Lose Their Meaning” offers the observation of empty words in the aftermath of 9/11. It is a time capsule, not only in the life of this musician, as you hear her chair creak or the dog bark, but of the moments we all have as we navigate the monumental and not-so-spectacular moments in our lives.