~ Winner of The Boston Blues Challenge 2016 ~
~ Best Acoustic Blues CD 2014 : Blues Blast Magazine ~
AMERICAN MUSIC CONCERTS
(PRESS FOR: non-club shows)
Mark is a internationally recognized musician and entertainer who has performed in numerous venues throughout the United States & Europe. His CD was named BEST Acoustic Blues Album in 2014 and his recordings have reached the top 20 on National Music Charts.
Mark is an extraordinary accomplished guitarist. His concerts include instrumentals and singing and playing music from the early 1800s to the late 1950s. Musical selections include: America The Beautiful, Amazing Grace, Autumn Leaves, Maple Leaf Rag, Freight Train Boogie and other old-time favorites.
Mark establishes a personal connection with his audience by discussing the origin of music and providing the listener with insights into the history of the guitar and other instruments that have become critical to the development of American music. Listen and learn that the oldest guitar was discovered in Egypt and is over 3500 years old; or that Benjamin Franklin was a guitarist. You might even find out what affect the Spanish American War has on American guitar players, or why and how fiddle music impacted the development of guitar music.
Mark has played shows at:
Regent Theater, Boston, MA
Narrows Center For The Arts, Fall River, MA
Orpheum Theater, Foxboro, MA
Flying Monkey Performance Center, Plymouth, NH
Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA
Spire Performing Arts Center, Plymouth, MA
Showcase LIVE, Foxboro, MA
Many other venues,
including shows in Europe in 2015
Rave CD reviews in:
Vintage Guitar Magazine (USA)
Blues Matters Magazine (UK)
Le Cri Du Coyote (Paris, France)
Blues Blast Magazine (USA)
and many other publications -
The House Of Blues Radio Show (2012)
Mark has played on the bill with;
Johnny Winter, Albert Lee, Emmylou Harris, Bill Monroe, Coco Montoya, James Cotton, John Mayall, Jimmy Thackary, Shemekia Copeland, Bettye LaVette, Marcia Ball, Toots & The Maytalls, Elmore James JR, David Lindley, Robert Cray, Savoy Brown, Charlie Musselwhite, Jonathan Edwards, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Roomful Of Blues, Shor'ty Billups, James Montgomery & more...
~ American Roots Music ~
MARK T. SMALL
Mark's 2010 CD: Blacks, Whites & The Blues:
hit #19 on The National Living Blues Charts
- received worldwide airplay