Mark Newman “Empirical Truth”
Danal/WBA Recording Artist
“Empirical Truth” was the 2019 Winner of The Long Island Blues Society Best Album Category and represented the NY area in competition at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Mark plays electric/acoustic/lap steel guitar as well as the mandolin and dobro. Newman has worked alongside many notable soul, blues, and rock artists including John Oates (Hall & Oates), Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds), Willy DeVille (Mink DeVille), Sam The Sham, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos) and Sam Moore (Sam & Dave).
With songs ranging in topic from the state of gun control in the U.S. to the Dakota Access Pipeline, an innocent man blamed for murder, love and loss and even a few covers from Little Feat, John Oates, and more – the Empirical Truth album is a dynamic mix of Americana/Blues/Pop and slide-guitar work from start to finish.
Listen to Empirical Truth on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3Y5bQm8AOQPoFGmRyyaPVB
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.
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