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New Mark Lint's Dry Folk Album on the way
Recording is now complete for the new album, including 12 songs, including one recorded entirely at Paradyme studios here in Madison just this last Saturday. That song is a new version of "Feeling Time," which my band (which, like the current unit, also included percussionist Jim Turk and bassist Ken Keeley) demoed in 2002; that's the version included with this post. While for that original recording, we were an electric band doing an "unplugged" demo, the new band is always an acoustic affair, with me playing nylong-string, steel-string, and 12-string guitars. The lineup also includes violinist/pianist Rei Tangko (whose playing is just gorgeous!) and singer Iris Hutchings (who takes the lead on three of my compositions and is pretty much co-lead on a few others). 

Most of the other songs were recorded in a flurry over the last two weeks, with a couple of them building on recordings started earlier, like "Dawning on Me" featuring Ken Stringfellow from one of my favorite bands, The Posies. Some of the songs are brand new, or ones that have been lurking around for a while but never recorded properly, and two of them are actually reworkings of some of my earliest work: I had recently updated two songs written in summer/fall 1989 for our live set, and we decided to record them. So we get both middle-aged, crusty Mark and some songs from when I was young and strong of spirit!

To get this album sounding good (like the New People albums), we need to do the mixing at Paradyme, which all told will cost me about $1000, so your support here is highly, highly appreciated. Stay tuned to this page to hear the songs as they're completed!