All Dressed Up
Mark Legrand had been playing music in Vermont since 1967. Moving as a youngster from the coast of Connecticut at age fourteen Mark say's was "like moving into a Norman Rockwell painting." Maybe it seemed that way because he moved to West Arlington, Vermont, where the famous painter lived and many of the townspeople were the subjects of his paintings. Mark carried around an old acoustic guitar and had a head filled with New York City radio waves and a heart filled with homesickness.. A school friend turned him onto Hank Williams via a 78 rpm crank up Victrola at a deer camp and Mark was never the same again. He already had The Lovesick Blues, and now he knew what they sounded like. Mark was in the first electric band in West Arlington and when they played outside on warm summer nights all the cows must have loved it. Mark finds the Bandits his most exciting band yet, ever bringing him ever closer to Memphis in the meantime. 'Each and every one of these songs - all penned by LeGrand - is a little gem, All Dressed Up is a crowning achievement.' - Pamela Polston, Seven Days.