Cody’s Dream sees Mark once again back to work with legendary producer Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Screaming Trees, Wedding Present), and a crack team of Northwest music all-star players, including guitarist Johnny Sangster (whose production credits include Mudhoney, The Fucking Eagles, The Briefs), Jim Sangster on bass (Young Fresh Fellows), and drummer Michael Musburger (Supersuckers, Fastbacks, Posies). Other VIPs include Texan guitar slinger Ian Moore and cellist Barb Hunter (Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers).
With Mark, it’s about THE VOICE – a sly baritone equally inviting and troubling but as-cool-as-the-other-side-of-the-pillow: a verbal reincarnation of Lee Marvin. Warm whiskey breath on a cold winter’s night. Quite a feat for a guy who made his name as a drummer for such seminal bands as Nirvana, Screaming Trees, and more recent not-too-shabby peers Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, and Mark Lanegan. A lover of touring, Pickerel covered the United States in the past few years, most notably with stellar performances at CMJ, SXSW and a tour with Robyn Hitchcock.
Cody’s Dream is a bold addition to Mark’s impressive canon of work: elegies and testimonials of the places for restless souls and the roads that take them there. So turn the key and head out into the wilderness. You’re not alone.