LIVE (Stream): Mark & Jill Sing The Blues @ Caffe Lena 08/01/2020


Mark Tolstrup and Jill Burnham released, at the end of last summer and the beginning of fall, an amazing blues album recorded and produced for CD by seven-time Grammy winning Saratoga Springs resident and Caffe Lena virtual & live streaming sound maven, Joel Moss. 

Since Christmas is approaching think of a stocking stuffer for that person in your life who loves music and the blues in particular. The photos of Mark and Jill are from an August appearance at Caffe Lena, but the music, sentiments and songs contained within the recording are long lasting for years to come. 

The tile of this extraordinary outing is “Mark & Jill, Sing the Blues, Recorded Live at Caffe Lena.” It’s an album that tells stories; It’s an album that spotlights great interplay between the two performers; it’s an album that is engaging and nails the blues as you have not heard them in a contemporary context. 

Tolstrup has in my 25+ years of experience hearing him perform has always played acoustic and electric blues with a painstaking authentic approach, tone and perspective honoring the greats of the bles cannon by playing it in front of your eyes and ears. He is an extraordinary talent. Burnham, his partner, is a magnificant accompaniest using her vocals as both backup and accent to the mix of their collaborative venture. 

Photo Gallery by Andrzej Pilarcyzk

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