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Episode 54: A Conversation with Mark Bingham

January 13th, 2023  •  37 mins 19 secs  •  Download (35.8 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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From New Orleans to “Fakersfield,” Mark Bingham has seen it all. The sought-after producer, songwriter, guitarist, arranger, etc., has literally rubbed elbows with music royalty. Bands like REM, artists like Dr. John, Marianne Faithfull have all called on Mark to produce, arrange, you name it. All the while, Mark wrote his own music and now, he is at the beginning of an ambitious career retrospective project to release the 22 albums he’s written over the last 50-plus years. In this interview, Mark discussed a few songs from the first two records from this project—Goo Seneck and Mushroom Crowd. We talk about his approach to songwriting, musical history, and so much more. Dig in here!