Mark Eitzel of American Music Club returns from his longest absence with his sixth solo album (as well as 9 albums with AMC), and it's his best solo work to date.
Over the last three years Mark's life was thrown upside down. While working on demos to the new American Music Club album tragedy struck with Mark suffering a serious heart attack that forced him to bed rest for months where he re-evaluated his life. Mark decided the demos would work better as a solo project than an AMC album and abandoned the recordings. Then luck struck, a funder who had just won the lottery decided to lend Mark a hand by loaning him the money to record his album in a proper studio with an outside producer, real strings, real everything. The producer that brought Mark's vision was the brilliant Sheldon Gomberg (Rickie Lee Jones, Ron Sexsmith).
'Don't Be A Stranger' is Mark's first properly produced solo album of new material since 'The Invisible Man' in 2001 (2008 Klamath being recorded by himself and not released in the US). Featuring the likes of Pete Thomas from the Attractions on drums, Vudi from American Music Club on guitar plus a full string section.