Multi-instrumentalist Mark Sanders shows off a strong sense of song on The Night Rolled On, his album of blues-influenced songs featuring clever arrangements and vocals. The Night Rolled On is Sanders' seventh album. He's a sound engineer, which shows in the album's fine production. Sanders does everything on the album except play bass and sing background vocals. There are also quite a few horns on songs that are actually keyboard-created, but listening to the album, it sounds like a full band. Sanders is also a restrained yet lyrical guitarist, giving his songs a lift, providing interest and contrast for the music, while keeping his leads short yet compelling. It all makes for an album that feels built for listener comfort. Sanders is at his strongest in the album's more soul-oriented moments. The tracks tend to be slower and low-key across the album, and when he leans into that style, it makes for some nice moments. "New World" has a 50s sound, similar to The Platters' "The Great Pretender." Backup singer Suzanne Weiler fleshes out Sanders' vocals, making for a sweet track. "Long Road Blues" is a slow blues that lets Sanders stretch out his tasteful guitar playing, the only moment on the album that might be considered showing off. Sanders is a talented singer, arranger, and songwriter. The tunes are catchy and the production is pristine. His work with background singer Weiler, which takes place across many of the album's tracks, is also notable, with Weiler's voice helping Sanders to express the emotions behind his tracks.”

— Blues Blast Magazine

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original music by Mark Sanders

Original music by Mark Sanders

The Night ROlled On