September 15, 2008

Mark Erelli: Delivered

Mark Erelli
photo: Nancy Giroux

Mark Erelli from Somerville, Massachusetts , has gone back to his own kind of music after being a sideman for Lori McKenna. His seventh album Delivered is yet another addition to the overflowing Americana market. But Mark Erelli has a thing that makes his stand out among his peers and that is his voice. He vocal chords can soothe and accuse, the latter comes in handy for Volunteers, the best track of the album about a soldier who was sent to Iraq.

The material on Delivered sounds best when he follows his own path. He became a father of and so it's no wonder you get a few songs about that, like Man of the Family. You might want to skip the last two tracks, that sound like throwaway songs by Paul Simon and Bob Dylan.

Mark Erelli: Delivered

Delivered is released on Signature Sounds. Release date: September 16th.

  1. Hope Dies Last
  2. Baltimore
  3. Shadowland
  4. Volunteers
  5. Five Beer Moon
  6. Not Alone
  7. Delivered
  8. Man of the Family
  9. Once
  10. Unraveled
  11. Abraham
Live dates:
  • 09/16 Zack Hickman’s House of Ill Repute - Lizard Lounge Cambridge, Mass
  • 09/27 The Living Room, New York, NY
  • 09/28 Iota Club & Cafe Arlington, Virginia
  • 10/03 Me & Thee Coffeehouse Marblehead, Mass
  • 10/10 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, Mass
  • 10/18 Vanilla Bean, Pomfret, CT
  • 10/25 First Encounter Coffeehouse, Eastham, Mass
  • 11/06 Bieroc Cafe, McCook, Nebraska
  • 11/07 Listening Room, Hastings, Nebraska
  • 11/08 Folk On Mass House Concert Series, Lawrence, KS
  • 11/09 Blue Door, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 11/15 Valley Players Theatre, Waitsfield, VT
  • 11/16 Hooker Dunham Theatre, Brattleboro, VT
  • 11/20 Ashland Coffee & Tea, Ashland, Virginia
  • 12/06 North Star Cafe, Portland, Maine


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