Just Married: An Album of Duets

Just Married: An Album of Duets

by Carolyn Mark
     
 
Canadian alt-country singer/songwriter Carolyn Mark has spent most of her career in the commercial shadow of her erstwhile singing partner Neko Case, but the cognoscenti have long recognized that Mark is her own artist. Much more of a pure country singer at heart than Case, Mark's Just Married: An Album of Duets shows her roots with good old-fashioned honky

Overview

Canadian alt-country singer/songwriter Carolyn Mark has spent most of her career in the commercial shadow of her erstwhile singing partner Neko Case, but the cognoscenti have long recognized that Mark is her own artist. Much more of a pure country singer at heart than Case, Mark's Just Married: An Album of Duets shows her roots with good old-fashioned honky tonk ballads like "North Country Fair" (recorded with the Silver Hearts) and a heartfelt acoustic take on the Hank Williams standard "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" with Luke Doucet, as well as the Western Swing-inspired swagger of "Sweet Thing" with Corb Lund and the more contemporary Nashville sound of "It's All Just a Matter (Of Where You Draw the Line)" with Geoff Berner. But Mark isn't a hidebound traditionalist: other highlights here include the winsome folk-rock of "The Happy Bluebird Sings" with the Fine Options, and "Go Figure" with Kristen Harrison, the melodramatic indie rock atmospherics of "Claxton's Lament" with Carey Mercer, and the playful rock & roll mashup "Rocket Piano Man," a duet with Amy Honey which giddily conflates Billy Joel, Elton John, David Bowie's "Space Oddity," and other FM mainstays into a tongue in cheek celebration of outer space kitsch. Even more varied and wide-ranging than Mark's solo records, Just Married: An Album of Duets is one of her stronger efforts.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2005
Label:
Mint Records
UPC:
0773871008122
catalogNumber:
81

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Performance Credits

Carolyn Mark   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Mouth Trumpet
Scott Henderson   Bass Guitar
Blaine Dunaway   Trumpet
Daniel Lapp   Trumpet
Nathan Tinkham   Dobro,Guitar,Vocals
Patrick Walsh   Harmonica
Luke Doucet   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Jay Peters   Drums
Tribal Tech   Bass
Ford Pier   Guitar,Vocals
Geoff Berner   Accordion,Vocals
Tiny Davis   Guitar
Dave Lang   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Tolan McNeil   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Garth Johnson   Drums
Corb Lund   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Robyn Carrigan   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Begin   Pedal Steel Guitar
Carey Mercer   Organ,Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Clay George   Guitar,Vocals
Amy Honey   Guitar,Drums
Calvin Dick   Drums
Diona Davies   Violin
Charlie Glasspool   Piano
Bryce Janssens   Guitar,Vocals
Rob Kavanagh   Bass,Bass Guitar
Mark Kesper   Drums
Peter Kesper   Guitar
Connor Matthews   Drums
Colin McKill   Guitar,Piano,Violin,Background Vocals
Candi McNeil   Bass,Bass Guitar
Keith Picot   Upright Bass,Standup Bass
Kelly Pineault   Accordion
Neville Quinlan   Vocals
Tom Reader   Trumpet
Gregory Shea   Piano
Jody Shenkarek   Background Vocals
Irish Sue   Background Vocals
Mike Begin   Steel Guitar
Jay Peters   Drums
Calvin Dick   Drums
Brian Sanderson   Sousaphone
C. Mark   Acoustic Guitar
Gregory McDonald   Drums
Kristen Harrison   Guitar

Technical Credits

Gordon Lightfoot   Composer
David Bowie   Composer
John Doe   Arranger
Billy Joel   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Jay Elliott   Engineer
Nat Stuckey   Composer
Ryan Adams   Composer
Geoff Berner   Composer
Tolan McNeil   Sound Effects,Engineer
Carolyn Mark   Sound Effects
Carey Mercer   Composer
Chris Shreenan-Dyck   Engineer
Chilton Price   Composer
Amy Honey   Composer
Scott Franchuck   Engineer
Nathan Tinkam   Engineer

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