Mark Erickson Archive

  • There is little doubt about the loss this city experienced with the death of Mark Erickson, this past September, in anyone’s mind, he was a brilliant artist, musician, poet and loving father. He was many things to many people, but most of all, he was uniquely Mark Erickson, quirky, funny, always grinning that grin of his and continually confusing his company if he was serious about anything he said. So it was with great sadness that we had to say goodbye to someone who, for some time and across three amazing albums was a staple of the artistic and musical...

    One Last Special Evening With Colorstore

    There is little doubt about the loss this city experienced with the death of Mark Erickson, this past September, in anyone’s mind, he was a brilliant artist, musician, poet and loving father. He was many things to many people, but most of all, he was uniquely Mark Erickson, quirky, funny, always grinning that grin of his and continually confusing his company if he was serious about anything he said. So it was with great sadness that we had to say goodbye to someone who, for some time and across three amazing albums was a staple of the artistic and musical...

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  •   (Editor’s Note: This past weekend Phoenix lost an amazing artist in the death of Mark Erickson. His band, Colorstore, was the first local band in Phoenix that I wrote about in the pages of JAVA magazine. If it wasn’t for Erickson hand delivering BONEfish: The Legend of Mahogany Cass to my door one Saturday afternoon in February 2008, I would not have known about the amazing music scene I have watched develop over the last four years. The moment Erickson handed that album to me, though I didn’t know it at the time, he changed my life forever. I...

    In Memory Of Mark Erickson: This Album Wants To Sleep With You Tonight

      (Editor’s Note: This past weekend Phoenix lost an amazing artist in the death of Mark Erickson. His band, Colorstore, was the first local band in Phoenix that I wrote about in the pages of JAVA magazine. If it wasn’t for Erickson hand delivering BONEfish: The Legend of Mahogany Cass to my door one Saturday afternoon in February 2008, I would not have known about the amazing music scene I have watched develop over the last four years. The moment Erickson handed that album to me, though I didn’t know it at the time, he changed my life forever. I...

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