Sometimes you just need to hear someone’s voice right next to you, not over the phone, not in some recording, and not in your dreams, but there, in the room. “Hear Your Voice” tells the story of reconnecting with an old lover over the phone and how badly you want that conversation to continue in person. Thirty-year Nashville songwriting veteran Mark Elliott wrote and recorded this song with producer Gabe Burdulis, a young, talented guitarist. Cut at Trace Horse Sound, this acoustic rock track builds around a hypnotic open-tuned acoustic guitar and adds some of Nashville’s best young-gun studio musicians. Heart Songs Records is distributing the single, and the PR firm, Publicity Nation, is helping to get the word out, along with Mark’s social media, extensive email list, and touring.
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Exclusive premiere: Mark Elliott talks about 'Talk To Yourself' SPECIAL LISTEN | PRINT BY MARKOS PAPADATOS JAN 15, 2021 IN MUSIC Americana roots singer-songwriter Mark Elliott chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about "Talk To Yourself." He premiered the song's music video exclusively in Digital Journal. "Talk To Yourself" is a song that is quite poignant and it truly honors our mothers' words of wisdom. "These are tough times. Hateful words circle like buzzards and self-doubt can settle in the soul if you're not careful. Talk to yourself like good mama would," he remarked. - By Markos Papadatos Jan 15, 2021 in Music (Digital Journal)
First single from Mark's first solo project in 12 years -
We all have a list of crazy things we’ve done; crazy-fun, crazy-wild, crazy-stupid–and just plain crazy.
This country roots track takes the listener through the story of hopping trains drunk, losing the title to your truck in a poker game you had no business playing in, and the craziest thing of all…. falling in love.
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The Sons of Starmount: Memoir of a Ten-Year-Old Boy is the story of a wild band of boys living on a once-in-a-lifetime street. Most of us have a time and place in our childhood that sets the course for the adult we grow up to be. I found mine: Starmount Drive, Tallahassee, Florida,1977. Starmount is filled with poignant, hilarious, and soul-stirring stories of adventure and friendship, uniquely told through the prism of 1977. We were blood brothers on homemade rafts, defying alligators, water moccasins, and common sense. Muhammad Ali fought on the TV while we built boxing rings in the backyard. The Space Shuttle Enterprise shot through the heavens as we launched wooden spacecraft down metal guy wires from high atop our fort. The campfire-like glow of our streetlight hosted weighty conversations that ranged from remaining friends forever and finding all the best fishing holes on the planet Mars to Ted Bundy's murderous rampage through the Florida State campus. Starmount is in the tradition of other coming-of-age standards, such as The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson, Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sadaris, and Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon. It also captures elements of Southern life in a style akin to My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South by Rick Bragg and The World's Largest Man by Harrison Scott Key.
American Road celebrates Mark's arrival among America's songwriting greats. American Road is intelligent, witty, sophisticated, and stylish. It's the kind of album that snares new fans and keeps longtime supporters more than satisfied - Ben Kettlewell , Alternate Music Press Genre: Folk: Modern Folk Release Date: 2004
Version 1 of this release has 12 original cuts from this "Kerrville New Folk" winner and Nashville staff writer. Version 1 "My Great Escape" features the duet with the legendary Tom Paxton entitled, "Stars In Their Eyes" plus 4 songs not found on Version 2 release. Genre: Country: Country Folk Release Date: 2000