There’s a trio of performers that have been joined in my mind for the last couple of years. They’ve become like a monolithic folk monster with three heads. They are Mark Errelli, Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhurst. They seem like they’re old friends and collaborators so I’m guessing they don’t mind being lumped together. My impression is they have all come up together and are all three ready to step up and share the upper echelon of the folk world with Brown/Gorka/Paul et al.
Mark Erelli is today’s featured artist. His new record, Hope & Other Casualties, comes out on March 7 on Signature Sounds but Mark has been kind enough to share the first single with you and it’s the appropriately named “Snowed In” (at least for the east coast). The song turns being snowed in from an annoyance to a chance to spend time with the person you love. It’s a great message for a snowy Valentines Day. The album cover pays homage to all those great Columbia folk albums of the 60′s-70′s, it’s got just enough sepia tone to fit in with all those great Troubadour covers of the past. Mark’s sound, while updated and fleshed out with drums, organ and guitar, also fits in with that great folk era. Preorder Hope & Other Casualties here at Amazon.
Bonus song – a live rendition of Richard Thompson’s classic “I Feel So Good”