West Side Folk presents: Mark Erelli & Jeffrey Foucault: Seven Curses
- Categories: Folk
- Event posted: Jan. 21, 2011
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
- Unity Church, Ninth Street and Madeline Lane, Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
On Seven Curses, songwriters Mark Erelli and Jeffrey Foucault match an elemental approach with elemental subjects: love and death. The result is by turns rollicking and chilling, raw and poignant, a timeless interpretation of a classic American genre. Surprisingly, the genesis of this collection of murder ballads was a lullaby. "Jeff and I were picking a bit in his apartment one day, and we made an informal recording of a Tom Petty song," explains Erelli. "I was really taken with the blend of our voices and kept the tape. Shortly thereafter, I recorded a cd of lullabies and included that track." When the two began to explore recording an album jointly, they knew it would feature their unique harmonies, a burnished combination that leans more towards the Everly Brothers than the Louvin Brothers.