Sunday Oct 22nd, 2023 @ 07:00 PM

Mark Erelli – Americana Folk Rock

Ticket Price: $25.50 ADVANCE | $30.50 DAY OF SHOW


Mark Erelli, a versatile musician, is celebrated for his captivating blend of folk, Americana, and rock music. His musical style seamlessly weaves together acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, and heartfelt storytelling in his songwriting. Throughout his illustrious career, Erelli has masterfully incorporated diverse influences, crafting a unique and accessible sound that resonates with a broad audience. His rich, emotive voice and skilled guitar playing have garnered recognition, forging deep connections with listeners through the profound depth and authenticity of his songs. Erelli’s music delves into introspective and reflective themes, drawing inspiration from personal experiences and universal emotions, showcasing his remarkable artistry in the ability to create a distinct sound that is truly his own.

Amidst the scorching heat of summer 2020, Erelli confronted a life-altering reality as he glanced down at his guitar frets, only to find his fingers vanishing mysteriously. A diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease, followed, prompting profound contemplations about creativity and perception. These very themes lie at the core of his upcoming album, “Lay Your Darkness Down” (scheduled for release on February 3 via Soundly Music). Despite grappling with initial isolation, Erelli sought refuge in songwriting, pouring meticulous attention into each track, endeavoring to reclaim a sense of agency in the face of uncertainty. Inspired by musical luminaries such as Jeff Lynne, he embarks on a transformative journey of self-discovery, embracing the wonders of life and the healing power of love. His vibrant acoustic guitar and soul-stirring vocals exude awe and joy, serving as poignant reminders to cherish the magnificence of both the cosmic and the mundane in our world.

With metaphors transformed into tangible reflections of his lived experiences, Erelli’s music reveals an artist invigorated by a renewed zest for life. Collaborating with esteemed artists like Lori McKenna, the album unfurls into a finely-embroidered tapestry of rock n’ roll, ablaze with urgency. “Lay Your Darkness Down” not only encapsulates Erelli’s personal journey of reconciling with life’s trials and human vulnerabilities but also becomes a captivating siren song for those who find themselves wandering in shadows. With unwavering resolve resonating in every note, Erelli urges his listeners to forge ahead, embracing love and employing fear as fuel for their inner fires. His music becomes a stirring rallying cry, inspiring us to navigate the fog of uncertainty, knowing that though the path ahead may be obscured, our determination will guide us to find our way.

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Martin Guitar
Working Dog Press
Pennsylvania Council of the Arts