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Elizabeth & The Catapult
recorded on December 21, 2017

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This week 2 lucky WUMB Members will win a copy of the CD "Milltowns" by Mark Erelli!

The winners will be announced on the morning of Friday January 19.
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Even today, it's possible to write songs honestly and creatively, arrange them with a keen ear and sing in a way that brings those stories to life. That's what Mark Erelli does. In his quiet way, the Boston-based singer/songwriter has gathered and fostered a following that values these qualities. Erelli's work to date has led to several varied and critically-acclaimed releases, beginning with his self-titled debut in 1999. He recorded a rigorous four-day session in a Civil War-era memorial hall in 2002, which was filmed for a documentary that later aired on PBS. He delved into traditional country music and western swing on Hillbilly Pilgrim in 2004, leaned in a somewhat more political direction with Hope & Other Casualties in 2006 and focused on tender romantic songs and lullabies with Innocent When You Dream in 2007.

Erelli dedicates his thirteenth album entirely to the songs of the late, great Bill Morrissey (with the exception of 1 original song.) 'Milltowns' isn't a cover record or a tribute album, though; so much as it is a thank-you note for the songs Morrissey gifted to the world. With each performance, Erelli gives himself to the song and seems to be simply flowing with Morrissey's melodies and learning where the song takes him. Backed by Sam Kassirer on piano, Charlie Rose on pedal steel and banjo, and Zack Hickman on upright bass, Erelli also welcomes backing vocals from the area's finest singers: Rose Cousins, Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, Anais Mitchell, Peter Mulvey, and Rose Polenzani. It's hard to argue that these voices altogether occupy the gaping hole that Bill Morrissey left behind, as all of their music speaks on behalf of the literary traditions of New England's musical past.

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Track List

1. Birches
2. Night Train
3. 23rd Street
4. Man From Out of Town
5. Letter From Heaven
6. Handsome Molly
7. Ice Fishing
8. Time To Go Home
9. Morrissey Falls In Love At First Sight
10. These Cold Fingers
11. She's That Kind of Mystery
12. Long Gone
13. Milltowns

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