Recent Shilansky records RELEASED! 

I have been remiss in reminding you that 2018 has seen the release of at least a couple new recordings featuring those of us here at Shilansongs. My brother Neil Shilansky's long-awaited "Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint" became available in late-December 2017, and features 11 of Neil's eclectic, groovy compositions, ranging from Latin-Jazz to Instrumental Rock, with guitar contributions from Marty Walsh and Eric Byers, Trumpet and Synth by Taylor Haskins, a whole bevy of woodwinds by Jared Sims, low-end…

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I'm down with NEFA! 

Hey all, I was just informed I could use the following text on my website Fee support for Mark Shilansky may be available to nonprofit organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Visit for more information That means if you've been dying to hire Mark Shilansky to do a clinic or a concert or just hang out and bother your students or patrons, you can apply for partial funding to hire me (I'm not sure if they pay in sushi or…

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Here and Now 

Hey Shilanskarians!  The wonderful radio show/podcast host and singer/songwriter/guitarist/pianist Julie Lavender has featured Fugue Mill on an episode of NPR's "Here and Now!"  We got a little "NPR bump" in terms of sales and web hits.  Click here to hear the segment.


Read this review of "Fugue Mill" in the Globe written by critic Jon Garelick!

FUGUE MILL available for download and more 

The debut CD by Fugue Mill is here, and may be downloaded and soon physically purchased at CDbaby, iTunes, or at the link here on the homepage.  

Here I've included lyrics to the final song on the CD, "Don't Forget the Dénouement", as well as the credits for the CD, in case you (LEGALLY) downloaded the music, and don't have the CD jacket to which to refer.  ENJOY!

Don't Forget the Dénoement  

Music and Lyrics by Mark Shilansky (Shilansongs BMI 2014)


The lights have just come up, the audience is on its…

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Some bits of info: 

1) Our Kickstarter Campaign FUNDED!!!  Thanks to all you generous participants.  I will be in touch about rewards and make sure you get your CDs and downloads and such, in mid-October.  You in fact may wish to attend the CD RELEASE SHOWS, Oct 11 at the Dance Hall in Kittery, Me, and Oct 12 at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville, MA.  Jason Anick will be sitting in on mandolin, and his quartet will be sharing the bill with us.

2) I have put up many of my songs as picture-filled youtube videos, so you…

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Fugue Mill Kickstarter 

Hi everybody!  I launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the completion of Fugue Mill's debut CD.  It goes until September 1st, 2014!  Please consider participating!

ESP launches Kickstarter fan-funding project! 

Hey there.  I play with some amazing singers and people who call themselves ESP (Emily Browder, Sandi Hammond, Patrice Williamson, Em, Sandi, Patrice, hence ESP...).  We've been gigging around New England the past few years, and now we've launched a Kickstarter campaign so our fans can pre-order or help fund our upcoming studio recording.  Check out this link.

"Particles of Change" now available! 

"Particles of Change", the EP recorded by Adrian Sicam and Mark Shilansky and friends in 2003 is now available publicly for the FIRST TIME!  Download from CD Baby HERE!