Mark David Ashworth
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Mark David Ashworth

San Francisco, California, United States | INDIE

San Francisco, California, United States | INDIE
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"Fresh Squeezed: Mark David Ashworth"

"A new album that has been on repeat in my office over the past week and through out all of this planning has been the sophomore release from the soulful and insightful Mark David Ashworth." "contains countless moments of beauty and passion. Musically it appears dark at times, but it is the tender instrumentation that highlights Ashworth's poetic nature. The grand theme's of album are youth, death, and the perdurability of art, but he writes in such a way that it allows the listener to apply their quandaries to the mix." - What to Wear during an Orange Alert


"Mark, le carillon, les glaces et les oiseaux"

“a road map, a notebook of an impressionist in mocking who wanders through the city, who rests on the terraces of cafés, who stops under porches, climbs to gazebos, visits chapels, and stretches out in the gardens.” - Le Blogotheque


"Mark David Ashworth: Bright is the Ring of Words"

"showcases Ashworth’s engaging baritone and an ambitious orchestral palette." - The Bay Bridged


"Fresh Squeezed: Mark David Ashworth"

"A new album that has been on repeat in my office over the past week and through out all of this planning has been the sophomore release from the soulful and insightful Mark David Ashworth." "contains countless moments of beauty and passion. Musically it appears dark at times, but it is the tender instrumentation that highlights Ashworth's poetic nature. The grand theme's of album are youth, death, and the perdurability of art, but he writes in such a way that it allows the listener to apply their quandaries to the mix." - What to wear during an orange alert


"Mark David Ashworth: Repurposing Poetry"

"Words and music perform an elegant dance of meaning and dreaming in the work of San Francisco's Mark David Ashworth, who explores themes of the natural world, ancient colonization and personal insight." - NPR.org


Discography

LPs:

2010 - Bright is the Ring of Words - Recorded in San Francisco - released on Autobus.

2007 - Viceroy - recorded in Mexico City - released on Autobus.

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Restless songwriter grounded by a unique vision and a clear, graceful playing and singing style. After two albums recorded in different locales across the hemisphere, now fronts five-piece psychedelic, electric chamber folk-rock band. Born in Dallas, 1981. Youngest son of a chuch organist. A lifetime of singing. At thirteen starts writing songs and teaching himself new instruments. After High School, Degrees in Anthropology and Spanish. Several years in Austin's burgeoning songwriter community. Lives off and on in Mexico City. Records first album in a hotel room there: Viceroy (2007) - released on Autobus in Austin. Returns to the states and wanders out to San Francisco. Records second album there - Bright is the Ring of Words (2010) -with new faces and much more ambitious arrangements. Influences: Violeta Parra, Townes Van Zandt, Pink Floyd, Luis Eduardo Aute, Joan Manuel Serrat, Nick Drake, Scott Walker, Randy Newman, Chavela Vargas, Paul Simon, Gozales, Jim O'Rourke, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, Matthew Herbert, Protestant Hymns, Roberto Bolano, William Carlos Williams, Charles Simic, Mark Strand, Robert Louis Stevenson, etc. etc. etc.