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Brunch with Mark Erelli
Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Windham Ballroom | 40 The Square | Bellows Falls, VT

Mark Erelli returns for a matinee series performance on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The show starts at noon. Full brunch menu and bar.
From Mark’s Website:

MILLTOWNS, a tribute to my musical hero Bill Morrissey, is a painting. I actually didn’t even know I was painting at first, I was simply doodling. I needed a song to sing while honing my home recording skills one day, and picked one of Bill Morrissey’s out of a stack of his lyrics that happened to be on a nearby music stand. I had so much fun that I sang 11 more, plus one of mine, right in a row. Listening back afterwards, I heard parts from the original versions that I wanted to try and add to mine. Sometimes it was a direct tribute, like adding a bluesy harmonica solo in the vein of Cormac McCarthy. Other parts were recontextualized and a fiddle part was played on the mandolin instead. And some arrangements were mine alone, driven by instruments that Bill never used (e.g. lap steel).

I’d step back and listen to my painting in progress after each short session, sandwiched in between school pickups, drop-offs and babysitter coverage, letting decisions about which colors or textures to add next come to me organically. Sometimes, this gradual approach can present so many options that it’s difficult to know how to proceed, but if I waited long enough the right choice always seemed to come. And it was also evident when I’d taken it as far as I could on my own, and when I needed to bring in few other friends to help me out. Painting is more time-consuming than photography, and MILLTOWNS took me about 6 months to finish. But I couldn’t be more proud of the results.


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