Mark Growden World Premiere: "Saint Judas" CD Release Concert & Party
Hailed as "an unusual and voracious talent" as well as "theatrical,dark and sexy", Mark Growden premieres his latest CD release in one of San Francisco's most striking performance locations, the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason. Joining Mark on stage is his talented ensemble: Seth Ford-Young on upright bass, Myles Boisen on guitar, Chris Grady on trumpet, Jenya Chernoff on percussion, and Alex Kelly on cello.
"Saint Judas" is Mark Growden's first studio album in eight years, a stunning exploration of moments of pain and catharsis, love and transformation, tenderness and desire. Recorded live in the Bay Area, "Saint Judas" is a rich and haunting collection of stories and melodies that embraces and celebrates the saints and sinners in each of us.
As a composer and performer, Mark Growden has released several critically acclaimed albums and performed at venues such as the Fillmore and Great American Music Hall in S.F. and Tonic and The Knitting Factory in New York. He has composed original musical scores for a number of Dance and Theater companies including Joe Goode Performance Group, The Crucible's Fire Oddyssey, and Alonzo King's Lines Contemporary Ballet with whom he and his collaborators won the Isadora Duncan Award for Best Original Score for a New Dance Piece. Growden has also scored several films including "Blood Tea and Red String", which won Best Animation at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival and at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.
Mark Growden is also co-founder and producer of the site-specific performance series COVERT with John Law, of Suicide Club and Cacophony Society fame.
What the press has to say:
"Growden's voice is bigger than a 10-story building, and when he clacks his cowboy boots on a hollow patch of floor along to some of his tunes, the sound seems to reverberate across the globe." - Laura Casey, Contra Costa Times
"Fiery, earthy and sublimely sensual." - Comet Magazine
"A sight and sound you don't want to miss." - S.F. Bay Guardian
"An unusual and voracious talent." - Willamette Week
"Mark Growden has to be on of California's most colorful and intriguing musicians.... Growden is a genius." - Albuquerque Alibi
"He writes songs that pusle with drama, songs that slide with grace." - Tucson Weekly
"Part singer-songwriter, part bluesman, part avant-gardist, he's an avatar of bohemian weirdness on a par with Tom Waits or Joe Henry." - Fort Worth Weekly
"Torrid lyricism and fierce accordion rascality. His live shows are becoming the stuff of legend." - East Bay Express
Cowell Theater at Fort Mason
1 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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