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Mark Brown

Uncle Buckle

2006-05-08

When you first listen to Mark Brown, you might find yourself wondering where he’s been and why it took him so long to get here. Combining a sharp eye with a sly sense of humor reminiscent of John Prine, Mark makes songs that hail from everywhere, incorporating ballads, cowboy songs, jigs, sideshow melodies, and field hollers. His songs give voice to craftsmen, broken-hearted mechanics, heavy equipment operators, squatters and girls with their dirt bikes Mark has been writing, playing and performing for the last 15 years- writing interesting, carefully crafted songs that maintain a soulful integrity while never taking themselves too seriously. After years of solo work, Mark is currently working with his band, Uncle Buckle. Backing up Mark is pedal-steel player extraordinaire Fooch Fischetti, bassist John Hughes, and the versatile Dean Jones on everything else. When the band begins to play the room fills with dust, tarpaper shacks and decrepit farm machinery. - CD Baby Influences include Tom Waits, Johnny Cash and John Prine.

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