Mark Arshak

Mark Arshak


High Energy, real deal, down home blues. In the spirit of and with reverence for the masters. Raw and direct. Genuine feel with dynamics and chops which reveal a pure love for the music. Crowd pleasing showmanship delivered with conviction proclaiming the blues are ALIVE!


Mark Arshak is a true diciple of the blues. Born in Detroit. Raised in Texas And Mississippi. Learning first hand from older players and copping licks from records. influences are many including Muddy Waters, Hubert Sumlin, B.B. King, Albert Collins, Albert King, Guitar Slim, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Hound Dog Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Son Seals, Otis Rush and Elmore James. Opened up for many including Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Jonny Lang, George Thorogood, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Little Richard, Taj Mahal, Bernard Allison, Carl Wethersby, and James Cotton. Toured as lead guitar for Shirley King. (B.B.'s daughter) The Mark Arshak Band delivers a high energy show which pleases traditional blues lovers and converts many skeptics into new blues fans.


C.D.- Natural Born Blueser -1996
C.D.- Live at the Barley - 1998
C.D.- Mean Woman Blues- 2000
C.D.- Bootleg Blues - 2002
C.D.- The Loner - 2004

Set List

1.-Black Cat Bone- Albert Collins
2. Back Door Man- Willie Dixon
3. The Loner - Mark Arshak
4. Turn Your Cheek- Mark Arshak
5. My Home is in Detroit - Mark Arshak
6. Suicide Blues - Mark Arshak
7. Crazy Woman- Mark Arshak
8. Three Kings - Mark Arshak
9. Something to Remember You By- Guitar Slim
10. Let the Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan

Sets can go from 45 min. to 2 hours.