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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Folksy and Fun: Carolyn Mark

Posted by on Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 3:45 PM

(Comet) Not only is rootsy Victoria, BC, songwriter Carolyn Mark just as comfortable in front of huge Canadian festival crowds as she is playing to a handful of patrons at some dive bar, she actually shines brighter when confronted with the latter. She fires off jokes and anecdotes, interacts with patrons, and knows when to drop a well-chosen Elvis or Nancy Sinatra cover. Mark's chops as an entertainer, however, are only part of her artistry. She can switch from a folksy holler to winking jazz purr in a single ditty and a bittersweet humor—an intuitive grasp that comedy equals tragedy plus timing—permeates her seven studio albums, the swinging "The Cereal Is the Prize" from her just-released The Queen of Vancouver Island being an especially stellar example.


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it came from the northwest! our band on haitus, mucho differente than the mark/canadiana overlords.… cheers, Murder Castle AEK! follow for more links that delve deeper into the music under the pinecones.
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