From New Orleans to “Fakersfield,” Mark Bingham has seen it all. The sought-after producer, songwriter, guitarist, arranger, etc., has literally rubbed elbows with music royalty. Bands like REM, artists like Dr. John, Marianne Faithfull have all called on Mark to produce, arrange, you name it. All the while, Mark wrote his own music and now, he is at the beginning of an ambitious career retrospective project to release the 22 albums he’s written over the last 50-plus years. When we spoke in late November from his New Orleans home, Mark had just released the first two records from this project—Goo Seneck and Mushroom Crowd. Each album couldn’t be more different; Goo Seneck draws inspiration from country rock legends like Buck Owens and Gram Parsons, while Mushroom Crowd is something else entirely. He’s released a few more records since our interview, and you find out more about the project here: https://markbingham.bandcamp.com/. We talk about his approach to songwriting, musical history, and so much more. Dig in here!