Although local singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell crafts the most invitingly melodic and radio-friendly hooks in a variety of genres (pop, folk, country, jazz), she remains stubbornly marooned in the underground scene, if only because there's no real music industry anymore to bring her to wider attention. Inara George, Mandell's collaborator in folk-pop group The Living Sisters, has decided to hurry fate and destiny along by curating the first of three nights where underrated songwriters like Mandell are spotlighted. Tonight, George covers Mandell's tunes, alongside such peers as Gus Seyffert and Mike Andrews. Making the night even more interesting is an appearance by Jackson Browne, one of the few musicians from the classic-rock generation to have the heart and curiosity to search out and cherish an underappreciated songwriter like Mandell.

Wed., April 30, 8:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 04/30/14)

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