Mark Erelli plays from his new, critically acclaimed album, For a Song, at The Front Porch on Saturday. Photo: Paul Janovitz

ARTS Pick: Mark Erelli

Folk musician Mark Erelli is an accomplished performer who operates just outside of the spotlight. After building a reputation of excellence on Boston’s coffeehouse circuit, the multi-instrumental troubadour took a break from his solo career in 2010 and joined singer-songwriter Lori McKenna on the road with country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. […]

Get the scoop on the latest releases from M. Ward, Bleached and Boogarins in this week's album reviews. Photo: File photo

Album reviews: M. Ward, Bleached, Boogarins

M. Ward More Rain (Merge) He’s covered Louis Armstrong, Daniel Johnston, David Bowie and Bach. He’s recorded Christmas albums with Zooey Deschanel. And for 15 years, M. Ward has also been one of the country’s best songwriters, though at times less a songwriter and more of a mood, something you put on and let drift […]