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Mark Erelli

Boston Herald (For A Song)

"The acclaimed singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist plays up his introspective, folk troubadour side on these dozen songs...(an) excellent, long-overdue album." --Boston Herald


“I am just a Yankee boy, born and bred in Boston, where there are no wide open spaces to get lost in,” sings the Reading native in “Oklahoma,” which kicks off this excellent, long-overdue album. The acclaimed singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist plays up his introspective, folk troubadour side on these dozen songs. The title tune is a road ode that’ll tug at your heart; “Hourglass, “Netherlands” and the gorgeous “Moonlit Lullaby” are quiet gems; and the restless “French King” references the Mohawk Trail. Erelli lets his sidekicks, many based in New England, shine as well; Paula Cole and Deni Hlavinka add angelic voices, while Charlie Rose’s pedal steel and Ray LaMontagne’s bassist Zachariah Hickman rough up the edges just enough.

by Bill Brotherton

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