Singer/Songwriter & Guitarist Mark Newman Set to Rock 3rd Annual APAP NYC & The Legendary Bitter End
Having Recently Released New Single "Scapegoat" This October, He'll Take His Brand of Blues/Americana/Roots-Rock to NYC's Global Performing Arts Conference and Marketplace AND One of the City's Most Revered Venues
Although Newman has played a ton of exciting solo and full-band showcases--notably NYC's B.B. King's for the Delbert McClinton Birthday Show, The Space at Westbury opening for the one and only Don Felder and America on separate occasions, The Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan, The Space at Westbury opening for David Bromberg, 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, Sam The Sham, and Sam Moore!
A New York native, 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/
"Walls of Jericho," which was released in 2010, is filled with intricate guitar work and mixed with a plethora of sounds from hard rock to a lighter more Dylanesque folk tinge, but this style comes even more to the forefront on 2015's "Brussels"
His most recent release "Scapegoat" is yet another tune that brings Newman's full-scale musicianship into the forefront as not only a brilliant slide-guitarist, but a gifted lyricist as well. His imagery depicts an innocent man on the run from the law after being framed for a murder he didn't commit when he bellows "Walking home through an alley when I witnessed a hit, he was fightin' for his life when his throat got slit // I screamed 'hey stop!' but not in time, I saw their faces and they saw mine". The story takes an even darker turn when he continues "The police showed up to take care of business // They were looking for a weapon, looking for a witness // Though I know who it was I refused to name names // They took me downtown, I think I'm about to get framed". Though a darker tale, the song itself verges more on the upbeat and danceable blues feel with a hammond organ solo that wouldn't be out of place in The Band, The Doors, or many of the great iconic rock songs of our time. But to judge for yourself, check it out via SoundCloud HERE (https://soundcloud.com/
With further shows coming up in the next few weeks including this Sunday, December 4th, 6:30PM at The Viking (https://www.reverbnation.com/
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