New York-based singer/songwriter Mark Kraus makes his mark on the alternative rock and country scene with his debut album The Story of Everything (2015). Cutting his teeth with live shows in Brooklyn, he spent last year compiling his best works and forming a collection for his fans to get a hold of.
When he describes his music, he often uses the terms “rock”, “alternative”, “indie”, “country”, and “folk”, which covers a significant fan base. Of course, marketability is nothing without soul.
With this album, Kraus is very soft-spoken. The record’s acoustic music drops every amber note into a echoing filter. Kraus has the soulful sound of Western folk, best served with two fingers of whiskey.
If slow acoustic bores you, then you’ll be interested to hear that this album picks up the pace by “You And The Boys”, but doesn’t lose the light-heartedness of its preconceived vibe.
Get a feel for Brooklyn folk by checking out Mark Kraus’ website and Facebook page. You can also give The Story of Everything a listen through his Bandcamp page. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter @markkrausmusic for upcoming shows.