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Big Quack Records is a private label for recording projects that I am personally involved in. I've done recordings for others (see below), and will always consider interesting projects, but I don't actively solicit studio work, nor do I "sign" bands. =Mark Where to buy You can purchase physical CDs, stream samples, and download any of our songs at our preferred online distributor, CDBaby.com (click the box under the Big Quack logo on the left). Most of our tunes are also available for download on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Shazam, and about 100 other Web-based outlets. Just search for the artist on your favorite service. Studio Project History Released February 2018: The Fat Fridays - Maybe Wednesday Released March 2016: The Fat Fridays - Never on Tuesday Released May 2015: Swingnuts Jazz - Wild Dream Recorded in 2012: Swingnuts Jazz Demo Released in 2008: One Ton of Ducks - Floaters Recorded in 2008: South End String Band, Cabin Fever Released in 2007: Steve Harris & Friends, Here on Island Time Released in 2005: Steve Harris, Northwestern Sky Recorded in 2005: South End String Band, Victims of Unbridled Ambition Released in 2005: One Ton of Ducks (Big Quack Sampler CD), Out of print Recorded in 2004: South End String Band, Legends in their Own Minds Released in 2004: Tim Miller, Jazz from the Camano Shore Released in 2003: Bob Christensen, Rear View Released in 2002: Giza, Time Heals
 Mark Dodge bigquack@hotmail.com Snail mail: 1207 Cleveland Ave. #262 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Mark's bio Newspaper article
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The South End String Band Cabin Fever (2008) "... maybe you'll find something reminiscent of grandma's smile, or uncle Joe's quirky sense of humor, or sister Sarah's knack for homemade pies. Look too hard, of course, and you'll find grandpa's jug out in the woodshed and some of those stories the grownups were whispering too low for us kids to hear behind closed doors." Victims of Unbridled Ambition (2005) The second record from the South Enders takes you to, in the words of spiritual advisor Skeeter Daddle, "... a geography of the imagination where the porches go on forever, the jug is never empty, and the avant-gardens sprout weeds more exotic than any suburban flower." Legends in Their Own Minds (2004) This is the first record from The CD was recorded live at good ol' Quacky Studios and is released under the band's own South End String Brand label. About the Band Camano Island's South End String Band are locally famous for presenting a live program of mountain bluegrass and front-porch swing music, peppered with down-home wit and wisdom. Mike Hilley – mandolin Rebecca Fletcher – hammered dulcimer Jim Karr – bass Wende Hilyard – vocals, mountain dulcimer Chaim Bezalel – guitar/autoharp Paul Platis – guitar Bill Gum – bass Monika Denasha – vocals, guitar/banjo John Muhler – percussion Erich Schweiger – fiddle Jack Archibald – vocals, banjo Skeeter Daddle – spiritual advisor

 

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