Bellows Falls Opera House Lower Theater (7 Village Square, Bellows Falls, VT)
$18 ga/$30 Best ~ All Ages
(802) 463-9595 ~ http://www.flyingunderradar.com/
Ticket outlets: Village Square Books & Fat Franks (BF), Misty Valley Books (Chester) and Turn it Up!(Br’boro)
Mark Erelli is a Boston-based singer songwriter whose style blends elements of Americana and contemporary folk. And he’s a busy guy. In 2007 he was part of Lori McKenna’s backup band which toured with Faith Hill. In 2010 Mark was invited to be part of the Darwin Song Project in the UK (more below) and he released LITTLE VIGILS, his eighth solo release of all new original songs, and a side project with Jeffrey Foucault, Seven Curses, an album of murder ballads. In late 2011 Mark’s side project, Barnstar!, released a debut CD, C’MON. Barnstar is “a badass bluegrass quintet for people who don’t like bluegrass music” made up of Mark, father Taylor and son Jake Armerding on mandolin and fiddle, respectively, Charlie Rose on banjo and bassist Zack Hickman, the latter gentleman known for his work with Josh Ritter and a host of other artists. You can sample a Barnstar song here. Mark regularly performs solo shows as well as Seven Curses shows with Jeffrey Foucault, as The Haymakers alongside Rani Arbo, an annual series of holiday cover shows with Lori McKenna and Jake Armerding, in addition to lots of sideman gigs. This June he’ll be back in Bellows Falls when Barnstar! performs at Roots On The River XIII.
American Songwriter: “Mark Erelli tosses his collaborative nature aside and packs a thousand years of wisdom into “Same for Someone.””
SingOut: “A new Mark Erelli album is always a welcome arrival around my house, and Little Vigils is no exception. His singing on 11 songs here is always as classy as the songs themselves.”