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Coffee House Concert Series

Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse with Mark Erelli
Sunday, March 31, 7:30 pm

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Bearing witness to small details and fleeting moments is what dignifies our everyday stories, rendering the mundane profound. This principle has governed Erelli’s approach to his two-decade career, including 11 solo albums, stints accompanying Josh Ritter, Paula Cole, and Anais Mitchell, and a pair of records he produced for GRAMMY-winning songwriter Lori McKenna. Ever since Billboard magazine heralded the “simple, atmospheric grace” of his Signature Sounds debut, Erelli’s belief in the sacredness of an examined life has driven him between the ostensible extremes of lullabies and murder ballads, western swing and protest anthems. Whether he’s holding a pen or a Telecaster, Erelli’s music welcomes even the casual listener, but those who choose to dig more deeply are richly rewarded. Perhaps that is what Folk Alley hears in Erelli’s songs, when it encourages people to “listen close; there's sure to be something in there to break your heart a split second before it leads you straight to grace.”

From a review of his 2016 critically-acclaimed record For a Song:

This won’t be the first-time singer-songwriter Mark Erelli has been compared to Paul Simon, and it won’t be the last. On his new record For a Song, Erelli applies Simon’s same brand of soft texture to his own sound, while also channeling a little of that Bob Dylan lonesome, raspy wanderer vibe. His songs are down to earth, no matter how dreamy they sound, and Erelli channels an old school style of folk music that suits him well. Not unlike The Milk Carton Kids, Erelli is careful and gentle with his craft, embracing the beauty in keeping things frills-free.

Mark your calendar, come and see this singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. You won’t be disappointed! Tickets are $20, $15 for Temple Isaiah Brotherhood members.

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