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Daniel Martin Moore, Eleni Mandell, Inara George & Ferraby Lionheart @ Bootleg Theater 11/10/09

Eleni Mandell & Inara George
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Eleni Mandell & Inara George mesmerized the packed room at the Bootleg Theater

Last Tuesday, LA-Underground co-presented a show with KCRW at the Bootleg Theater, featuring Kentucky-based Daniel Martin Moore as well as beloved locals Eleni Mandell, Inara George (The Bird and the Bee), and Ferraby Lionheart.

"We normally don't say much about the shows we help out with (before or after the show) but we really must give a warm round of applause to everyone involved with Tuesday's show at the Bootleg," raved the veteran music blog. "Thanks to the handful of people who come to this site for coming out and to The Fold for having us tag along. "In between quite a few good original folk tunes (especially "Flyrock Blues" and "It's You"), Daniel Martin Moore did a cover of The Carter Family's "Storms Are on the Ocean," which given our long-standing love for all things Carter, automatically made him tops in our book... Ferraby Lionheart, playing his first L.A. show in a year, debuted many new songs that will be on his new record out in 2010... Eleni Mandell (backed by the amazing duo of Jeremy Drake on guitar and Ryan Feves on upright) played probably the best set of music of the entire night. She also had one particular somber moment reflecting on the good feeling of the evening as the reason why she continues to do music... Inara George and longtime musical partner Mike Andrews played a wonderfully casual set of new and old songs. You know, she's always written great music and her voice is as lovely as ever but the best thing about Ms. Inara is that she's as down-to-earth as she's always been... And, yes, she officially announced that she's preggers with her first child so playing shows might be significantly decreased in the next few years. At least we'll have this one to treasure for a long while."

As for upcoming local shows, Mandell and her jazz combo perform on November 19th at the Bootleg Theater.