1#1 Darrell Mansfield
Darrell Mansfield’s soulful voice and harmonica have amazed and inspired audiences worldwide for over 30 years. A renown musician and songwriter, he has released more than 30 albums and is recognized as one of the world’s greatest harmonica players. Over the years Darrell has recorded and toured heavily in the US and Europe as well as the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
Mansfield’s live performance is a must see and hear for blues, rock and harmonica players worldwide. Darrell excels in every genre from delta blues to hard rock and southern rock, and has been a forerunner in gospel blues and rock for more than three decades.
Some of the most inspiring people that Darrell Mansfield has met in his career are Paul McCartney, Les Paul, B.B. King, Big Joe Turner, Richie Sambora, Paul Dean and Jon Bon Jovi. Mansfield was a close friend of Seth Lover, inventor of the Humbucking Pickup, who taught him about electronics, amplifiers and microphones. Darrell Mansfield has toured and performed on multiple occasions with Arthur Blessit, Andre Crouch and Larry Norman.
Mansfield’s powerful music was forged in him through personal ordeal, prevailing FAITH in God and a deep desire to communicate HOPE and LOVE to people around the world through the impact of his music.
Darrell Mansfield is one of the major pioneers of the Jesus Movement of the ‘70’s that birthed contemporary Christian music, Calvary Chapel, and many similar evangelistic ministries and movements.
He was ordained April 8, 1988 by Pastor Chuck Smith and the board of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Mansfield was brought on staff to run Asaph records and launch Calvary Chapel’s record label, Calvary Chapel Music. He also performed at several Harvest Crusades and many TBN and EO (European) television specials.
He continues to evangelize the world through Christian music festivals, crusades, missions trips, outreaches, CD distribution, television and radio. He has special empathy for those suffering with mental illness, and has fought his own personal battles to overcome depression. He has been a spokesperson for Christians with mental illness, urging them and churches to treat mental illness as a medical problem.
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