LIVE: Mark Erelli @ The Linda, 5/14/10

May 20th, 2010, 11:01 am by Greg

Mark Erelli

Where was the audience last Friday night for contemporary folk singer-songwriter Mark Erelli? Yes, there were about two dozen fans in attendance, but as superb a wordsmith and as passionate a performer as Erelli is, he certainly deserves more attention and a bigger crowd.

Erelli sure has come a long, long way since he made his Nippertown debut pulling double-duty as the opening act and backing musician for Erica Wheeler in Lake George’s Shepard Park more than a decade ago.

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CD: Mark Erelli’s “Little Vigils”

May 13th, 2010, 11:30 am by Greg

Little Vigils(Hillbilly Pilgrim Records, 2010):

Mark Erelli is a sharp-eyed singer-songwriter, and “Little Vigils” – his ninth album in just over a decade – makes the most of his skills of observation and his keen attention to detail.

This album doesn’t shout at you. Or wave its arms around and yell, “Hey listen to me!” It’s a quiet gem of an album – 11 songs that examine the little things that we all too often overlook. And yet by focusing sharply on the small details, Erelli illuminates the Big Picture.

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