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The BIG Reason

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


This is where I tell you what I really think. This website doesn’t support comments by design, that is what your blog is for!

  1. The repaired neck heel of my double bass
  2. Collage of 15 album covers
  3. Sorta Surviving album cover

    New Music Tuesday: Tim Bluhm, Sorta Surviving draft

    Tim Bluhm is probably the closest thing we have to a “father of country music” in Northern California. I know. It’s weird to give that title to someone so young (not to mention someone arguably better known in rock music circles), but if you think about the history of country music in California, practically all of it was written in the southern portion of the state. As far as Northern California is concerned, there has never been a country artist so thoroughly rooted—lyrically and geographically—in the better half of our state than Bluhm.

  4. 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!

  5. Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis - Wild! Wild! Wild! album cover
  6. Daniel Romano Human Touch and Nerveless Album Covers
  7. 22 album covers
  8. New Country to Be album cover
  9. Dick Curless, Welcome to My World album cover
  10. Artist, album, and song stats 2016
  11. Daniel Romano Mosey album cover
  12. Daniel Romano performing with the Trilliums
  13. The State I’m In album cover