Mark Eitzel, legendary songwriter, and lead singer in American Music Club, has recently released his latest album Don't Be A Stranger and The Nick Drake-esq, 'I Know The Bill Is Due' is one of my songs of the year! It seems Eitzel has suffered a few years of bad luck which culminated with a heart attack in 2011 and the passing of AMC drummer Tim Mooney in June this year.
Out of these difficult, possibly dark times came a shining light in the form of a friend (who had won the lottery) who offered to fund his album. Produced by Sheldon Gomberg (Rickie Lee Jones, Ron Sexsmith, Ben Harper) and released by the excellent Merge Records, it's raw, compelling lyrics and outstanding vocals performance has captured the man in in reflective, but brilliant form. It's Beautiful....bloody beautiful! Sadness never sounded so good!
TUESDAY BLUES! Mark Eitzel - I Know the Bill is Due
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