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Until now, Mark Robinson has been known in musician circles for his guitar gigs with Bob Cheevers, Tad Robinson, Carrie Newcomer, Cory Batten, Davis Raines, and many more.
But with his CD, Quit your Job, Play Guitar, he steps out as an artist in his own right.
The nine originals and two covers are roots-based blues, soul and Americana. Blues Underground Network awarded the album 2010 "Best Artist Debut Album" and Mark as "Best Debut Artist".
We will find out more about Mark, his music and his life while listening to the album.
Then, Ted Drozdowski of The Scissormen takes his seat on The Couch.
Drozdowski has been on the American blues scene for 30 years. He began writing about the music in the early 1980s, while living in Boston, Massachusetts, and received the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Journalism in 1998.
He toured and made a live album with beat poet and activist John Sinclair, and co-wrote songs with Ronnie Earl that the blues guitar virtuoso cut with Irma Thomas and Kim Wilson.
More recently, Drozdowski produced Peter Parcek 3’s 2010 The Mathematics of Love, which received a Blues Music Awards nomination for Best Debut Album.
Ted joins me and we will listen to music from Big Shoes Walking and Talking The Blues.
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