Mark Harrison – Turpentine
Format: CD / Label: Eigen Beheer
Releasedatum: 22 juli 2016

Tekst: Iain Patience

Mark Harrison is a London-based, UK acoustic bluesman. ‘Turpentine’ is his latest self-produced release featuring thirteen self-penned tracks that showcase his acoustic picking and tasteful slide-work.

Harrison is always interesting. Originality sparkles with every album released and he works in a real old-school style but always gilded by his mordant wit and refreshingly reflective thinking at the core. Old school with a positive, contemporary twist pretty much illustrates this guy’s style and musical approach.

Roots music is always his main base and he has a wonderful ability to take unexpected subjects, twist and tune them up with humor, innovation and downright originality.

Harrison’s last release in 2015, ‘On The Chicken Sandwich Train’ was an album that burst at the seams with his skewed, piercing take on normally taboo subjects like death  and disposal. It was also one of the finest UK independent traditional blues offerings of the year.

Now, once again, with ‘Turpentine’, Harrison has pushed out the musical and lyrical boat to deliver a truly unique album that is immediately appealing and arresting. An exceptionally clever, thought-provoking release from an acoustic blues/roots craftsman of note, ‘Turpentine’, and Harrison, is clearly one to keep on your music radar.


01. Black Dog Moan
02. So Many Bad People (Out There)
03. Hell Of A Story
04. Hardware Store
05. The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek
06. In The Dark
07. Dog Rib
08. Dirty Business
09. Fade Away
10. Next Of Kin
11. Josephina Johnson
12. Mister Trouble
13. Shake The House

Website: Mark Harrison

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