Published on March 26th, 2020 | by Al Geiner0
Check Out The Latest From The Mark Newman Band
Mark Newman is a well travelled and in demand professional musician who has spent the better part of five decades playing with an eclectic mix of noted musical talents from John Oates and Sting, to Elvis Costello and Travis Tritt. His most recent offering, “Empirical Truth” was the 2019 Winner of The Long Island Blues Society Best Album Category and represented the NY area in competition at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
A multi stringsman, Mark has mastered electric/acoustic/lap steel guitar as well as the mandolin and dobro. His musical prowess has taken him around the world several times over; working alongside many other soul, blues, and rock greats of our time including Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds), Willy DeVille (Mink DeVille), Sam The Sham, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos) and Sam Moore (Sam & Dave). As an opening act, Mark has also played dates with Delbert McClinton, Les Dudek, The Doobie Brothers, Don Felder of The Eagles, David Bromberg and many others.
Packed with Newman’s usual penchant for dynamic storytelling and political commentary throughout his lyrics, Empirical Truth certainly lives up to its name. With songs ranging in topic from the state of gun control in the U.S. to the Dakota Access Pipeline, an innocent man blamed for murder, love and loss and even a few covers from Little Feat, John Oates, and more – the album is brimming with a dynamic mix of Americana/Blues/Pop and slide-guitar work from start to finish.
Empirical Truth Track Listing:
- Life Without You
- Mississippi Mile
- When I Aim My Gun
- Seven Days
- One More Song About A Highway
- Sharin’ The Blues
- Are You Lonely For Me
- Everything You Know
- Roll Um Easy
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