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Mark Erelli

Mark Erelli

cover of Mark Erelli

released 1999   Signature Sounds

Four-chord folk, roadhouse rock, country weepers with lots of highways and trains and lonely nights...the raw ingredients of the debut album by this young New Englander are surely familiar, but Mark Erelli cooks with them like a seasoned pro. For stylistic referecnes, try John Hiatt and Steve Forbert, with youthful sincerity replacing the cynical wit. Erelli's songs, delivered by an irresistable voice tinged with just the right kind of heartache, are strong throughout, but several are real gems--in particular the dreamy ballad "River Road" and the exuberant folkabilly of "Midnight Train." Brimming over with energy, self-assurance, and natural gifts, Mark Erelli marks the beginning of a very promising new road.

-Acoustic Guitar


Produced by Lorne Entress

Engineered by Mark Thayer at Signature Sounds Recording, Palmer MA,
Do It Everyday recorded by Chris Rival at My Generation Studio, Somerville MA
Mixed by Mark Thayer with Lorne Entress at Signature Sounds
Masterd by Jonathan Wyner at M Works

Mark Erelli - vocals, acoustic & high strung backpacker guitars, harmonica

Rani Arbo - vocals (2)
Marty Ballou - upright bass
Joe "Sonny" Barbato - accordion, Fender Rhodes
Kevin Barry - electric guitar
Ben Demerath - vocals (1,6,8,10)
Dave Dick - banjo, mandolin
Mike Dinallo - low-strung electric guitar
Lorne Entress - drums, percussion, celestaphone, mandolin, Hawaiian tiple, vocals
Jim Lamond - electric bass
Duke Levine - 6 & 12-string electric guitars
Louise Taylor - vocals (10)
Tom West - Hammond organ
Roger Williams - dobro

updated: 3 years ago