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SAVANNAH, GA – May 4, 2023 – Asbury Memorial Church will host a special album release show for singer-songwriter Mark Erelli at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at the church, 1008 E. Henry St., Savannah, on the corner of Henry Street and Waters Avenue. Erelli will be making a special trip to Savannah to celebrate the launch of his new album Lay Your Darkness Down. Part of the proceeds will go towards Asbury’s ministries to prevent gun violence, to help environmental issues, and to support work for people with blind and low vision – all areas of concern for Erelli.  

Erelli’s songwriting explores the unknown glories of this planet and love’s transformational power. Over his two decade-long career, the singer-songwriter-sideman-producer-writer has proven himself equally at home in a multitude of roles: producing albums for artists like GRAMMY-winner Lori McKenna; serving as a sideman guitarist for artists like Paula Cole, Marc Cohn, and Josh Ritter; writing and producing his own material, like 2018’s “By Degrees,” for which he was nominated for Song of the Year at the Americana Honors and Awards; and most recently, becoming an advocate for low-vision artists and working with venues to make their spaces more accessible. Written in the wake of his diagnosis with a degenerative retinal disease, Erelli’s upcoming 2023 album Lay Your Darkness Down is the next step on Erelli’s journey, following up on 2020’s Blindsided, which garnered praise from Rolling Stone Country, the Associated Press, NPR, The Boston Globe, and more.   

“We are so thrilled to have Mark Erelli here to share his story and gift with us in such a special and intimate setting,” said Reverend Billy Hester.  

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online at 

Asbury Memorial Church offers a weekly Sunday worship service at 11:15 a.m. They welcome all people, no matter their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, economic status, or any other demographic. For more information on Asbury Memorial Church or to see other upcoming events, please visit  


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