Mandy Rowden

Brought up in East Texas, Mandy Rowden has been a practicing musician since the tender age of six. That’s when she began learning classical piano and guitar, laying the foundation for an eventual career in music – but it wasn’t until the Americana sound found its way into her soul that she embraced her true path: that of a real-deal, down-in-the-dirt singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who’s weathered some storms and emerged with tales to tell.

Rowden’s latest album, When That Day Comes, marks her label debut after releasing a duo of independent albums: These Bad Habits (2015), which earned the title of #2 Album of the Year in the 2015-16 Austin Chronicle Music Poll, and its successor, 1,000 Miles. Her sophomore album landed her in the poll’s top ten finalists across its Musician, Songwriter, Vocalist, and Song categories, all voted on by discerning music lovers around Austin. Both albums were recorded at Treehouse Productions (Joe Ely, Ephraim Owens), owned and operated by Joe Carroll. Her early work materialized, in part, as the result of standout collaborations with Grammy-winning producer Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks, Wilco, Robert Earl Keen), Grammy-winner Redd Volkaert (Brad Paisley, Merle Haggard) and Brad Rice (Ryan Adams, Tift Merritt), all of whose guitar work can be found on These Bad Habits.