AUDIO: Steve Peplin – “The Saga of Mark James”
Guitarist and composer Steve Peplin released a tribute piece this week to his father, who passed away in April. Peplin sings the story of Mark James, who went to sea during the war and eventually returned to be with his loving family. Peplin gently strums his guitar as his voice sails overhead, reflecting on how Mark James always showed love even in the darkest times. The guitar picks up speed as it gets accompanied by tambourine, with Peplin passionately repeating “Mark James, welcome home.” It’s a beautiful chronicle of minimal instrumentation and maximal regard – what a wonderful way for Steve Peplin to honor his dad!