San Francisco-by-way-of-Austin musician Mark David Ashworth will release his second album, Bright is the Ring of Words, February 23rd on Autobus Records. According to the label:

Coming together over the span of a year and a half, the album was recorded in Ashworth’s tiny room in San Francisco’s Mission District and in a middle school orchestra room north of the Golden Gate, where his multi-instrumentalist collaborator, Tristan Arnold, teaches.

“Clean Slate” showcases Ashworth’s engaging baritone and an ambitious orchestral palette.

[audio:http://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Mark-David-Ashworth-Clean-Slate.mp3] Mark David Ashworth – “Clean Slate”

Ashworth will be performing at Mama Buzz Cafe in Oakland on Saturday, January 23rd, with Eliot Rose and Hanalei.