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The BIG Reason

Music, opinions, and portfolio of Mark Eagleton, musician and web developer in Northern CA.


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Viewing articles tagged with “americana.”

  1. Bottom Dwellers receive a cake on stage at their 20th anniversary party
  2. Album cover for Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing, depicting Kassi Valazza sitting in a field of wildflowers playing an acoustic guitar

    New Music Tuesday: Kassi Valazza, Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing

    Starved for live music during the pandemic, Kristyn and I stumbled upon Kassi Valazza one evening as we desperately scoured social media to find artists streaming online. We were instantly lost in the somber, delicate delivery of her songs, punctuated by the most tastefully haunting electric guitar. It would be three more years before we got the chance to catch her live.

  3. Julianna Riolino All Blue album cover
  4. The repaired neck heel of my double bass
  5. Collage of 15 album covers
  6. I Joined Another Band

    Well, I recently got myself joined up with another bluegrass band. I’m not really one to go joining bands all willy nilly. I have a good track record of sticking around in bands for a long time, so it’s important to me that everyone is easy-going, but takes professionalism as seriously as I do. And of course they need to be, you know, good. The folks in Red Dog Ash check those boxes for me.

  7. Collage of 24 album covers

    Best Albums of 2018

    I know I’m a little late to the game with my album picks this year, but 2018 was just so rich with amazing new music that I couldn’t just poop this out all willy nilly. Unlike other folks with their best album lists, I believe in waiting a few weeks after the new year to let all the late releases settle in with me. And it’s a good thing I did, as a few late December releases made my list!

  8. Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis - Wild! Wild! Wild! album cover
  9. Daniel Romano Human Touch and Nerveless Album Covers
  10. 22 album covers
  11. New Country to Be album cover
  12. The Brother Brothers Tugboats E.P. album cover
  13. Dick Curless, Welcome to My World album cover
  14. Artist, album, and song stats 2016
  15. K&K Bass Master Preamp

    Curse of the Clicky

    I have been on a quest for the perfect double bass preamp for years. There are a lot of options, but almost nothing properly suited for a slap player who wants a clicky but doesn’t want to strap a giant metal box to their tailpiece or their waist. 

  16. Luke Bell album cover.
  17. Daniel Romano Mosey album cover
  18. Righteous Girl cover image