Sun. 6/8 – Mark Fosson and Laura Baird at The Random Tea Room

April 30, 2014

Folkadelphia Presents: Mark Fosson

Sunday, June 8th, 2014
At The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop

Mark Fosson & Laura Baird
8 PM | All-ages
$10 donation for artists PLEASE
Facebook event


“Technical skill isn’t all: Fosson is also a purely American-sounding player. The raga, drone, and concrete that almost inevitably make their way into solo players’ repertoire are largely absent in Fosson’s play. “Quarter Moon” evokes lazy, deep, Southern riverbanks and muddy sun-drenched afternoons; “Chillicothe” occurs on the same day, but later, as the light fails and the players have reported to their own porches and families. It’s uniquely beautiful.” – Pitchfork on his Lost Takoma Sessions

Kentucky native Mark Fosson recorded one album for John Fahey’s Takoma Records in 1976 which went unreleased until 2006. Mark recently found the home demos for that session. These became the recent Tompkins Square “Digging In The Dust” album. in the late ’80s. Fosson’s material appeared on several soundtracks through the 1990s. In 2005 Fosson released a solo project, “JESUS ON A GREYHOUND”, on Big Otis Records. The record drew positive reviews and Fosson was frequently compared to Americana artists like Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Joe Ely, John Prine, and Guy Clark.

Laura Baird is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recording engineer. Since 2001 she has performed and recorded as The Baird Sisters with her sister, Meg Baird. She enjoys crossing and blending genres like folk, pop, classical, and electronic, and frequently collaborates with other artists and musicians who work in and between these genres. Recently she worked with guitarist Glenn Jones on recording his latest album.