Live from the Living Room presents…
An Evening with Mark Erelli
Saturday April 30th, 7:30 pm
Exclusive Concert at The Big Yellow House
647 Main Street, Melrose MA
A fundraiser for Follow Your Art Community Studios
Please join us in welcoming singer/songwriter (and neighbor!) Mark Erelli to our first Live from the Living Room event! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience an intimate house concert with a gifted songwriter who has shared the stage with the likes of Paula Cole and Lori McKenna.
This concert is sponsored through a private donation to Mark’s Kickstarter Campaign (see The Backstory below). All proceeds from this concert go directly to building our creative community through Arts for All. Your contribution will support our ongoing efforts to bring creative opportunities to everyone.
Seats are limited so don’t wait too long. It’s going to be a great night.
About Mark Erelli
Mark has forged a colorful career by making the art of “being everywhere all the time” seem effortless. It’s hard to think of another artist who seems equally at home serving as a sideman for GRAMMY-winning artists like Paula Cole, Marc Cohn, and Josh Ritter, or producing albums for Lori McKenna, as he does writing and producing his own material, like last year’s “By Degrees,” on which he was joined by a host of voices including Rosanne Cash and Sheryl Crow. That song was nominated for “Song Of The Year” at the 2019 Americana Music Awards, and served to reintroduce Erelli to a wider audience. And just in time, because Blindsided combines the exuberance of Erelli’s signature sound with the wisdom that comes with over 20 years of songwriting, capturing an artist at a point in his career where he is clearly digging deep and swinging for the fences.
“(Blindsided) soars on the wings of jangly guitars, heartfelt vocals and soulful harmony lines…Yep, that’s the sweet spot right there. And there’s enough of it to make this album matter.”– The Associated Press
In the beginning of March, Mark launched a Kickstarter campaign in which he shared the video below. In an effort to both support Mark as he enters this new chapter of his life and career as well as the growing work and mission of Follow Your Art Community Studios, Kris and Austin donated to Mark’s campaign at the “house concert” level, and asked if Mark would consider FYACS as their “house” for the evening as an opportunity to raise funds to further support Mark and to support the growing community need filled by Arts for All. In a beautiful gesture of artists supporting artists, Mark graciously suggested that all proceeds of this event go straight to the work of Follow Your Art.
The wonderful full-circle postscript is that WAY BACK in “the before times” of February 2020, Mark and Kris met to talk about how FYACS could be used as a music venue in a way that supports musicians, supports the organization and provides a valued service to the community at large. While it took longer than we anticipated, we are thrilled to start this new part of the FYACS journey with Mark. We hope you join us. [return to top]