Posted by Mark Croft on May 4, 2011
I thought I’d take some time today to tell you about my latest CD “Evening Flood,” which I released this past fall. EF is my 4th CD and as far as I’m concerned it’s definitely my best. I spent most of the spring of 2010 writing songs for this record and went up to Minneapolis to record it in July. There’s literally something on here for everyone, and I was honored to have such a high caliber of talent playing on, producing, and mixing these tracks. Here’s the info taken from my website where you can order a physical copy or find the link to download from iTunes. You can also sample the tracks and find out more at my website www.MarkCroftMusic.com.
Evening Flood is the fourth and latest CD by Mark Croft. The CD features the rousing funk-infused single “The Gas Is On” written in the wake of the gulf oil spill and reflects on the global impact and aftermath. In a repertoire brimming with memorable pop singles, Local Sounds Magazine called the title track (“Evening Flood”) “the best-written, most succinct pop song he’s done yet.” Croft incorporates genres like southern funk (”If She’s Gonna Shake It”), swampy blues (”One Mississippi”), gospel (”Amen and Hallelujah”), and gypsy swing (”The Crow and the Raven”), in the process, he demonstrates his continued maturity as a songwriter and storyteller. The album also features Mark’s version of one of his favorite Peter Gabriel songs “Washing of the Water”. Croft gives a profoundly intimate and emotional performance for which he received praise from Gabriel himself.
Recorded at Masters Recording Studio (formerly Flyte Tyme Studios) in Edina, MN, Evening Flood was produced by Anthony JW Benson and mixed by Grammy Award™ winning engineer Tom Tucker (Prince, Sting, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt) and mastered by Airshow Mastering wiz Dominick Maita (Herbie Hancock, Glee Soundtracks, Curtis Stigers, Til Tuesday, Billy Joel). The album features a bevy of talented musicians and vocalists including drummer Noah Levy (BoDeans, Five for Fighting, Peter Frampton, Brian Setzer) More information on ordering and downloading “Evening Flood” can be found by visiting the store at Mark’s website.
“Great version – Wonderful Voice” - Peter Gabriel
Don’t forget to come out to the Annex tonight (5/4/11) for a showcase featuring the final 4 contestants of this season’s Project M. The show starts at 8pm and we’ll find out who the final three will be. You’ll also have the opportunity to buy CD’s and t-shirts from all of the contestants…and yes, I will have “Evening Flood” in tow!