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Good Life" is Mark Elliott's 7th. release. This is a CD of story-songs, covering all the influences in Mark's 20 year writing and recording career. "Good Life" includes 9 new, original songs as well as "Back on the Street Again" by the late Chicago, troubadour Tom Dundee. Other highlights include the tribute to New Orleans called, "Crescent City Lullaby" and “Wake-Up,” written for the Obama campaign and used in rallies and fundraisers in the last months of the campaign
The friends of Cordell Hull have commissioned Kerrville winner and Nashville tunesmith, Mark Elliott to write a song about this famous statesman. The project will be used as part of a statewide and national marketing campaign to promote Cordell Hull's Legacy. The CD will be released at the Spring Festival, May 24th. on the grounds of the Cordell Hull Birthplace Museum in Byrdstown, TN.
Music: “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” is a country-gospel track. Mark wrote the tune, sang the lead vocal and handled all the recording and mixing duties. Pete Huttlinger played guitar and Missy Raines (Claire lynch Alumna) played bass. David Spak played provided the percussion and the awesome background vocals were compliments of Ann & Regina McCreary. Recording: Mark has got it all gong on here, folks. Great song and a very fine recording. Aside from some minimal compression sibilance on the lead vocal, this sparse mix delivers the goods. We particularly enjoyed the lack of processing on the vocals. When you sing like the McCreary Sisters, none is required! Mark surrounded himself with talent, and his straight forward recording brings that. Good stuff. Suggestions: Given Mark’s strong vocal delivery, it’s understandable he’d reach for a compressor to help smooth out the vocals. We would suggest that Mark try a more organic approach by “working” the mic rather than relying on the compressor. Summary: We like it!
American Road celebrates Mark's arrival among America's songwriting greats. American Road is intelligent, witty, sophisticated, and stylish. It's the kind of album that snares new fans and keeps longtime supporters more than satisfied - Ben Kettlewell , Alternate Music Press Genre: Folk: Modern Folk Release Date: 2004