Mark Daniel EP review…January 30, 2018…..

MARK DANIEL

NEW TRUTH

ADVANCED ARTIST PROMOTIONS

SLOW SETTING SUN–HEART STOPS BEATING–WALK THROUGH FIRE–COMING DOWN–GOT IT BAD

Connecticut native Mark Daniel is a rare four-star threat—composer, singer, guitarist and producer–who spent twelve years touring and recording with artists as varied as Everclear, Marshall Tucker, Steve Vai, and many others.  On a break to wind down for a bit, he and drummer Mickey Curry began to collaborate on the five tunes that comprise Mark’s latest EP, “New Truth.”  Mark is on vocals and guitars, and Marc Hickox on bass rounds out the power trio.

Listening to these originals, it’s easy to see why he’s so in-demand, and adaptable to other projects and genres’.  Finding “redemption in a song” is the theme of the bluesrockin’ leadoff cut, “Slow Setting Sun.”  His vocals take on a good ol’ Ritchie Blackmore groove with, “you think you fell in love, then your Heart Stops Beating” when it’s over.  “Coming Down” has an Allman-esque, jazzy vibe, and Mark closes with our favorite.  “Got It Bad” begins on an acoustic note, before climaxing with an ethereal flurry of tripped-out guitar lines.

This one could’ve been a bit longer perhaps, but the five cuts of “New Truth” gives fans something to look forward to further on up the road from blues-rocker Mark Daniel!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.

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