Mark Ransom and The Mostest

The Mostest

The Mostest CD"The MOSTEST" is the latest recording from Mark Ransom & The Mostest. Hailing from Bend Oregon, The Mostest is made up of Mark Ransom on guitars and vocals, Patrick Pearsall on bass and percussion, Tony Houston on drums and percussion.

Material for the CD was chosen to fit The MOSTEST's Songwriter-Meets-Jam-Band style. "Mark's tunes set against fun grooves..." Says Houston, "... Stuff you can play the part on, or, if it feels right, let go and jam it out."

Here, The Mostest brings to life eight new cuts either written or co-written by Mark; as well as the Bend, Oregon cult-classic, God Bless The Taco Stand, which was penned by Mark's cousin, Eric Ransom and long-time songwriting partner, Mark Fesche in the early 1990s.

On track three, Give Us Light, The Mostest invites Hip-Hopper Jason Graham center stage for a flowy-poetic 16-bar bridge. Leaving folk rock behind, with the bass and drums mixed out-front, the Mostest weaves a funky tapestry for Ransom's tasty guitar work and positive affirmations:

"I want to release inner peace
I want to see my dreams become reality
I want to breathe, I want to breathe
I want to breathe in the night
I want to exhale peace and light
I want to embrace the afterlife
I want to be free to live my life...

Additional help on the album cam from: Jason Graham - the poetic voice heard on Give Us Light, Eric Ransom - right-panned guitar,and Edward Stern - backing vocals on God Bless The Taco Stand.

Recorded in Joni’s Playroom, Bend, Oregon. Additional Recording at Bond Street Studios, Bend, Oregon; Black Mamba Sound, Westerville, Ohio; and Whiterock Audio, Crested Butte, Colorado. Mixed at Bond Street Studios and Tony’s Loft, Bend, Oregon. Mastered by Michael Cooper at Michael Cooper Recording, Sisters, Oregon.

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