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Carolyn Mark ready to laugh on the road with Geoff Berner and Kris Demeanor

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Victoria based singer songwriter Carolyn Mark loves to be on the road. The quirky and perky  country/folk songstress just returned from a month long tour of Europe with Rusty Ford and is getting ready to join Geoff Berner and Calgary poet laureate Kris Demeanor on an Alberta/ B.C tour which comes to the Owl Acoustic Lounge for a special ticketed event, Saturday, May 20.Carolyn Mark returns to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery

“I’ve been doing the Amsterdam- Fort St. John tour which is a pretty popular touring circuit,” Mark laughed from Vancouver.
“I was in Europe with Rusty Ford and I was touring northern B.C. with Twin Peaks,” Mark observed.

 It has been a while since she officially played Lethbridge.
“But the last time I was in Lethbridge was for Shaela Miller’s wedding last summer,” she said.

“I’m going to be spending a lot of time in Alberta this summer. I’ll be working on Lance Loree’s farm in between tours. I’ll be doing chores- weeding and things like that on Mondays and Tuesday because those days are hard to book,“ she said.
 She released  her latest CD “Come! Back! Special! in September.

“They’re all songs I’ve been playing, so I thought I’d record them. I recorded them in New Mexico, California and Weimer , B.C. ,” she said.


“And we filmed a video for ‘Get It Up’ over the Calgary Stampede. Washboard Hank was in it. He should have been in it more. We shot over the Calgary Stampede fireworks and it was the best day of my life without getting married,” she laughed.
She is pleased with the Cds.

“They‘re all originals except for an Alejandro Escovedo cover called ‘Last To Know’ about the joys of touring,” she said, noting that song spoke to her.

“I was stuck at home for a couple months in the winter and hating it, so I sublet the house and booked a couple of tours. Now I feel a lot better,” she said, adding she loves touring with folk/punk/accordion player Geoff Berner and Kris Demeanor.
“I tour with them a couple times a year. I love it. We’re always laughing,” she said.

“I’m sure Geoff will have something political to say with so much going on. And I don’t know if we’ll have room for all of Kris’s awards in the back of the Prius,” she laughed.

“We‘ll play on each other’s songs. But you have to make it sound better by playing rather than not playing. And there may even be some dance moves on stage,” she promised.
Carolyn Mark, Geoff Berner and Kris Demeanor play the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Saturday, May 20 at 9 p.m. Admission is $10.

— by Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 May 2017 10:09 )  
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