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LISTEN: Mark Erelli, ‘Deep Red Bells’

Dec 6, 2017

Artist: Mark Erelli
Hometown: Reading, MA
Song: “Deep Red Bells”
Album: Mixtape
Release Date: January 26, 2018

In Their Words: “Neko Case is one of the great, modern American singers, with a timeless voice capable of telegraphing nearly any emotion in song. I am grateful her singing moves me so much, as her lyrics are often so impressionistic that I can only guess of what, exactly, she is singing about. I read once that this song is about a serial killer that stalked the Northwest, and perhaps that informs the sinister edge to my vocal here. I’m joined on the choruses by Lori McKenna and Jake Armerding, my two partners in crime when we first started our annual Under the Covers show at Club Passim 14 years ago. Lori insisted she couldn’t sing that high when she came to my house to record her harmony, but the track proves otherwise.” — Mark Erelli


Photo Credit: Lara Kimmerer

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