Monday, January 7, 2019
The Mark Newman Band Kicks Off the New Year With Upcoming Show at The Bitter End, NYC - Monday, January 14th
With a New Year and new music on the way, singer/songwriter and guitarist Mark Newman is getting ready to take on 2019! Having recently reached #1 on the Reverbnation Singer/Songwriter Charts for NY, and with tons in store including the release of his latest LP “Empirical Truth”, he’ll his the stage with his band at The Bitter End (147 Bleecker St, New York, NY) on Monday, January 14th at 9:00PM!
A New York native, Mark Newman’s musical prowess has taken him around the world several times over, playing with an eclectic mix of noted musical talents from Sting to Elvis Costello, and Travis Tritt as well as his own solo work. A multi stringsman, Mark has mastered electric/acoustic/lap steel guitar as well as the mandolin and dobro, and with a voice reminiscent of many rock and blues men before him- it has the familiarity of an old friend yet the power and soul of many of today’s rock, soul, folk and R&B icons. For over five years, Newman and fellow songwriter Naomi Margolin have run the “Music From the Hive” Singer/Songwriter Series, and for the past three years- “The Original Music Series” for bands, in an attempt to keep original music alive on Long Island. Newman also records and produces local artists in the Long Island/NYC area and is a member of Sailin' Shoes - A Tribute to Little Feat (covering not just the early years of the band but also each incarnation from the 70’s featuring Lowell George through the 90’s featuring Shawn Murphy) as both a guitarist/slide-guitarist and vocalist.
Although Newman has played a ton of exciting solo and full-band showcases--notably Delbert McClinton at Highline Ballroom just last month and Les Dudek at My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, The Paramount in Huntington opening for The Doobie Brothers, The Space at Westbury opening for the one and only Don Felder and David Bromberg on separate occasions, The Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan, and NYC’s Legendary Bitter End--he has also worked as sideman to so many soul, blues, and rock greats of our time like John Oates (Hall and Oates), Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds), Willy DeVille (Mink DeVille), Sam The Sham, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos) and Sam Moore (Sam & Dave)!
Past releases include 2010’s “Walls of Jericho” filled with intricate guitar work and mixed with a plethora of sounds from hard rock to a lighter more Dylanesque folk tinge, and 2015’s “Brussels” - a live acoustic-driven EP that packs a bluesy punch reminiscent of Clapton’s “Unplugged” album through both the guitar work and raw vocal power. His latest LP “Empirical Truth” is due later this year.
As he marches forward with more solo/full-band gigs on the way as well as the long awaited release of “Empirical Truth” - fans can catch one of his first full live band gigs of the New Year on Monday, January 14th, 9:00PM at The Bitter End!