Mark Dudrow & Justin Dean

Mark performs regularly with Justin Dean, Taos area guitarist, fiddler, singer and songwriter- described as a” High Desert Acoustic Duo”, Mark and Justin can be reached for booking , CD and other business at marknjustin@yahoo.com. Visit CD Baby to purchase the album or download tracks.

Click on a link below to listen to an excerpt from the album:

  1. Song of the Chanter (3:30)
    This is one of our favorite “variations” on a traditional tune…playing live, we usually configure it differently each time…
  2. Back in the Pleistocene (3:45)
    REALLY olde time music…
  3. Shenandoah Falls (3:34)
    A modern American take on a traditional American tune.
  4. Let It Burn (4:22)
    This is Justin’s little soapbox commentary on fire ecology and fire suppression, having worked as a wildland firefighter for many years; he just had to write a song…
  5. Foxhunter’s Jig (2:14)
    One of our favorite jigs in 9/8
  6. Dunmore Lasses (2:55)
    Traditional Irish tune (we assume this refers to young ladies from Dunmore rather than being a boastful statement)
  7. Sailors of the Sagebrush Ocean (3:31)
    A celebration of open spaces and nomadic hearts…
  8. Dirtbag Tele Skier (2:08)
    This is the most serious political song we have; a real Romeo and Juliet type love story set on a fresh powder day!!
  9. Hag at the Kiln (1:57)
    This is a kind of Irish tune called a Slide (as opposed to a Jig) It is said that the names of traditional Celtic tunes are random and usually have no actual bearing on the tune itself…still, we have a hard time not attaching a mental image to this tune from it’s name…
  10. Handyman (2:41)
    Any guy can relate to this, que no? Advertising Departments from all major hardware outlets may submit bids for use of this song to marknjustin@yahoo.com.
  11. The Unmarked Flask (3:46)
    While this song sounds like it is about imbibing alcohol, it is really about the music business…credit for the phrase “Million Dollars a Note” goes to P&L.
  12. We Are Not a Jam Band (3:21)
    Special thanks to Tony Schueller for the name and concept behind this composition. We play this different every time. This track was recorded in one single take with no overdubs.

Justin Dean: vocals, guitar (except on Unmarked Flask), and fiddle
Mark Dudrow: cello, mandolin, backing vocals, guitar on Unmarked Flask
Melissa Crabtree: Backing Vocals on Sailors of the Sagebrush Ocean
Dreary Jugless (aka Jon Gold): dobro on Unmarked Flask