Mark Newman – Fire on the Water
ARTIST NAME: Mark Newman
SONG TITLE: Fire on the Water
ALBUM TITLE: Walls Of Jericho
Growing up in New York, Mark Newman’s musical journey has taken him around the world several times as both sideman and singer/songwriter.
This gifted player (guitar, lap steel, mandolin, dobro) and accomplished songwriter is the type of singer whose warm and expressive voice sounds like an old friend.
He put it all together in 2006’s (Danal Music, LLC).
In 2010 he took a quantum leap forward with the stunning “Walls Of Jericho” (Danal Music. LLC) and has just released, “Brussels” (Danal Music. LLC), a live solo EP.
“Empirical Truth”, his latest CD will be released in May 2019 (Danal Music, LLC, distributed by WBA Records).
Sharing the stage with such notables as soul legend Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), John Oates (Hall and Oates), McCarty (Yardbirds, Renaissance), the late Willy DeVille (Mink DeVille), Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos), and Sam The Sham, has given Newman the perspective to craft an individualistic sound framed in straight-from-the-hip rock’n’roll, simmering with the subtle flavors of blues, RnB, funk, folk, and soul.
Tell us your view of old and new school music in terms of preference.
Old school always sounds warmer and not so squeaky clean. Musicians actually played instead of using samples and auto tuners.
Tell us your most memorable day as an artist.
There are too many. I’ve had the privilege of working with Bobby Whitlock, Sam Moore, Willy DeVille, John Oates, and many others.
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Mark Newman signs a distribution deal with WBA Records as he gets ready to hit the Paramount Stage in Huntington Saturday, June 22nd.
The label welcomes his mix of Americana, Blues, and Roots music to their already stellar roster which includes The John Oates Band, Michael Londra, and The Little River Band.
April 2019 (New York, NY) – As he gets ready to take the stage at The Paramount (370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743) opening for The Weight Band – Featuring Members of The Band and The Levon Helm Band on Saturday, June 22nd – singer/songwriter and guitarist Mark Newman will have plenty to celebrate.
Having recently signed a distribution deal with Nashville-based record label WBA Records, he’ll soon be releasing his third LP “Empirical Truth,” and just hit at #11 on the Reverbnation Singer/Songwriter Charts for NY!
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-instrumentalist, 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.
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 a 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.
More on WBA Records:
WBA Records is a Nashville-based independent record label and production house, specializing in artist development, distribution, and promotion in the digital age.
The label was founded by Robert Williams in 1996. Opening their doors in Nashville, Tennessee, WBA Records expanded their offices nationwide and throughout Europe in 1997 as Williams continued to build and developed an elite collection of artistic entities recognizable worldwide as solo artists, musical acts, comedic performers, actors, actresses, theatrical touring companies, feature films, television series, and much more.
WBA Records builds on Mr. Williams’ own past and current history. With multiple artists – the genres range from country to soul.
Oh his new distribution partnership with WBA, Newman says “I’m extremely grateful to be welcomed as part of the WBA Records family. Having been a big fan of their work for years it’s great to know I have an amazing team helping to get my music out right in the heart of Music City, U.S.A.!”
Now, that excitement continues as Mark Newman gets ready to open for The Weight Band at The Paramount in Huntington on Saturday, June 22nd!
For Tickets to Mark Newman with The Weight Band 6/22, VISIT: The Paramount
Tell us how you protect your singing voice.
Vocal exercises in the car.
Tell us the major reason you are into music.
I can’t tie my shoes without picking up my guitar. I’ve always had an emotional attachment to certain songs. It’s great to be able to play them.
Discuss creativity and originality in music.
Everyone borrows (or steals) from their influences. You have to find your own voice after you figure out how to sound like your heroes.
Tell us your plans pertaining to music.
Endless writing, recording, and playing until I can’t physically do it.
Tell us the secret of success.
Doing what you love and making a living at it.
Tell us how you get started as a musician.
Hearing music that spoke to me and wanting to play it. I asked my parents for guitar lessons and they gladly obliged.
Tell us what makes you happy and sad pertaining to this project.
The journey of writing and recording makes me happy. The sad part is the “now what” when it’s done.
Tell us your point of view on rape and sexual harassment, and how to eradicate it.
As hard as it is, I would hope more people would report both. Eradicating rape is difficult since no one expects it until it’s too late.
Carrying pepper spray is a good start. Don’t be afraid to report sexual harassment. It usually happens more than once.
List the people that assisted in making this song.
Shawn Murray (drums), Keith Lentin (bass), James Dower (keys), Fred Guarino (engineer and co-producer).
Tell us how you get financial support to run your music career.
My label, Danal Music has been very supportive. I also work as a sideman for other artists.
Tell us the genre of your music and the reason for choosing this genre.
Roots rock – It’s a great platform for slide guitar and real players instead of samples and loops. I also like the lyrical subject matter.
Tell us the story behind this song.
It was about an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s aimed at the oil industry’s offshore drilling.
Tell us your favorite brand of microphone.
Shure SM 57 for live performance.