Mark Eitzel (American Music Club) tours his biggest selling record in over 20 years in November. In addition to classics from American Music Club and solo albums, Mark will be featuring material from Hey Mr Ferryman. It was made with Mercury Prize winner Bernard Butler (ex-Suede, McAlmont & Butler), who has produced or recorded albums with Ben Watt, Edwyn Collins and more. Butler produced Hey Mr Ferryman and played all of the electric guitar, bass, and keyboard parts. Uncut said “Eitzel at his unflinching best” and Q “Eitzel’s best album in years”.
Hey Mr Ferryman features the vivid melodies long associated American Music Club, as well as Butler’s distinctive guitar that serves to complement Eitzel’s expressive vocals. “The songs on this record are about celebrating musicians and music, about misogyny, the long shadow of history, getting one’s head out of one’s ass,” quips Eitzel on the themes of Ferryman. “Also oceans, blood, skies, hearts, gay pioneers, carpenters, weeping women, and how death waits for you even in the happiest place on earth: Las Vegas.”
Rolling Stone awarded Mark and AMC their ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for their album Everclear, which remains a true and soul-stirring classic to this day.
American Music Club’s Singer-Songwriter tours Hey Mr Ferryman album with Bernard Butler on guitar
“At his unflinching best” Uncut
“If Leonard Cohen’s voice is a story about the passage of time and Levon Helm’s is a story about losing what is most precious to you, Eitzel’s is about the circuitous roads we take in search of ourselves.”