Church Sessions with Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon & Red House Painters
2936 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA, 90005
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Mark Kozelek is one of the most critically acclaimed singer songwriters of his generation. He has recorded six studio albums with Red House Painters, four solo albums, and four with Sun Kil Moon including the latest, ‘Admiral Fell Promises’ which was released in 2010. He has also released live albums such as ‘Little Drummer Boy Live’ and in May 2009, ‘Mark Kozelek – Lost Verses Live’. A collection of rare tracks, ‘The Finally LP’ came out in November of 2008.
In 2005, Mark created Caldo Verde Records. Releases include the above Sun Kil Moon and Mark Kozelek albums, Jesu, and Alan Sparhawk of Low’s self-titled Retribution Gospel Choir debut album, which Mark also produced.
In February, 2007, Caldo Verde Records re-released the first Sun Kil Moon album ‘Ghosts of the Great Highway,’ with reworked packaging and a six song bonus CD featuring two versions of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Somewhere,’ alternate versions of “Carry Me Ohio” and “Salvador Sanchez,” a radio performance of ‘Gentle Moon’ recorded in Portugal and the previously unreleased instrumental, ‘Arrival,’ recorded for the movie ‘The Girl Next Door.’ Originally released on November 3, 2003, ‘Ghosts of the Great Highway’ received superlative reviews, moved quickly to the #1 on college radio and has become one of Mark Kozelek’s most loved and best-selling albums. Also, a new edition of Nights of Passed Over, a book collection of his lyrics originally published in a limited edition in Portugal in 2002, is currently available and includes a new foreword from Mark and a 12-song bonus CD.
Mark’s cover of ‘Send in the Clowns’ can be found on the new 57-song compilation Musicians for Minneapolis, a benefit for victims of the Minneapolis Bridge Collapse. His music has also been recently licensed to The O.C. and The Trials of Darryl Hunt
soundtrack. He also scored the original music for the films ‘Last Ball’ and ‘Farewell Bender.’ ‘Ghosts’ tracks ‘Carry Me Ohio’ and ‘Lily and Parrots’ were featured in the Steve Martin film ‘Shopgirl,’ in which Mark also acted, playing the role of a lead singer in a fictitious rock band. Mark also contributed tracks to several compilations. His version of Will Oldham’s ‘New Partner’ is included on CD entitled ‘I Am A Cold Rock, I Am Dull
Grass.’ Sun Kil Moon’s version of Neil Diamond’s ‘Kentucky Woman’ is featured on ‘Songs from the Brown Hotel’ that also features Elvis Presley and Nancy Wilson. The original composition ‘Leo and Luna’ appears on a Canadian Compilation from Paperbag Records.
Other highlights include producing ‘Take Me Home: A Tribute to John Denver;’ ‘Retrospective’, a two-CD collection featuring various rarities and live tracks alongside favorite RHP material and appearing in Cameron Crowe’s critically acclaimed ‘Almost
Famous’ and ‘Vanilla Sky,’ which also featured a re-recording of ‘Have You Forgotten.’