Music of the Wild and Local Landscape
Wilderness Music Press Kit
Love, light, and laughter are at the heart of Mandy Lynn Danzig’s music. She plays almost anything with strings, and her performances run through genres as if she were a bee in a field of wildflowers. Her years working as an activist have left her with a deep dedication to environmentalism and social justice, leading her to write lyrics and melodies that one critic described as “songs that appeal to the heart and mind as well as the ear” (Greg Harness, Rootsworld Magazine).
Connection to the Wilderness
Mandy first found herself in the red rock desert of Bears Ears National Monument and the Colorado Plateau. Her songs about the wilderness advocate protection of these lands. She has performed and taught with the Entrada Institute, dedicated to preserving the Colorado Plateau, and performed at many events in support of the environment and listening to indigenous voices regarding this land.
Awards and Recognition
Mandy is the recipient of a bouquet of awards for her songwriting and instrumental prowess on mandolin, fiddle, and banjo. Her song “The Fiddle Preacher” reached the top 10 on the Folk DJ charts. She has performed with the Salt Lake Choral Artists, the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, and the Utopia Early Music Ensemble in state premiers and programs that blend both classical and folk traditions.