Mark DelMedico

Mark DelMedico

 Utica, New York, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Mark is a solo acoustic performer,who plays classic rock and original music.Mark covers a lot of different artists from Cat Stevens and James Taylor to Gordon Lightfoot and The Beatles , Neil Young and many many more.
Mark`s original songs have a wide variety of styles

Biography

Mark started playing guitar in 1975,by 1978 he was writing his own songs as well as playing many covers in bars and coffee houses in central NY.In 1980 Mark formed an acoustic duo with Jim Prichard,they were called Dark Horse ,they performed together until 1982 when Jim left to form a band.Mark was asked to join the band but declined,so he could keep playing as an acoustic act.

The original music Mark writes,has been described as a mixture of folk/rock/country music not too country (think Neil Young,Tom Petty) I have heard people say his music reminds them of a mix of Beatles/Dylan/Lou Reed/Tom Petty and Neil Young which isn`t too far off the Mark.

Contact/Booking

Mark DelMedico (315)732-7494 or (315)580-2726

email: strawbfan@gmail.com

Mark DelMedico is a solo acoustic musician,Mark has been playing since 1975,he started writing and performing in 1977.Mark plays classic/folk/rock ,Playing both original and cover songs.Some of the artists Mark covers are Beatles,Strawbs,Cat Stevens,Neil Young,James Taylor,Bread,Marshall Crenshaw,Crowded House,Dylan,Petty,America and many others.

Lyrics

Autumn

Written By: Mark DelMedico

autumn brings the falling leaves
they seem to jump right off the trees
dying to be born next spring
livining just to die again

as freezing people walk the street
they dont remember summers heat
they curse the cold that winter brings
they wish that it was warm again

the birds are starting to go south
except the few that tough it out
dogs will get their winter coats
to keep them warm til winters over

the gray clouds hang above me now
casting shadows on the ground
the rain soaked streets reflect my headlights
looks kind of pretty in its own right

The north wind comes with the rain
my frozen fingers feel the pain
like needles through my fingertips
my eyes turn into little slits

I cant wait til winters over
when geese come back with the warm wind
the sun will chase the clouds away
and bring the smile back to my face

Life Ain`t Easy

Written By: Mark DelMedico

Life is a series of stories untold,some search their hearts others for gold

me I`m just searchin for the end of the road,and when I find it I`ll know

and when I find it I`ll know

life it seems is the luck of the draw,some just get by some get it all

me I`m just gettin whatever I can,I`ll get whatever I can

I`ll get whatever I can

Life it ain`t easy,you know that it`s true,to get by you do what you gotta do

look around you`ll see people worse off than you,be thankful for what you have

be thankful for what you have

life`s like a flowing mountain spring,why don`t you stop and take a drink

me I`ll be stopping as long as I can,I`ll stop for as long as I can

I`ll stop for as long as I can

life`s like a jigsaw puzzle sometime,it gets hard to find reason or ryhme

me I`ll find it,just give me some time,I`ll find it just give me some time

I`ll find it just give me some time

Life it ain`t easy,you know that it`s true,to get by you do what you gotta do

look around you`ll see people worse off than you,be thankful for what you have

be thankful for what you have

life is a series of nightmares and dreams,both sides are needed , least that`s what it seems

me I relate it ,like heaven to hell,for heaven there must be a hell,

for heaven there must be a hell

life`s like a mountain we have to climb,you bring the water,I`ll bring the wine

me I just told you that I`ld bring the wine,I told you that I`ld bring the wine'

I told you that I`ld bring the wine

Life it ain`t easy,you know that it`s true,to get by you do what you gotta do

look around you`ll see people worse off than you,be thankful for what you have

be thankful for what you have

I love You,But I`m Not In Love With You

Written By: Mark DelMedico

Have you ever loved someone so much, it hurt to breathe?

Have you ever loved someone that deeply?

I was once that much in love a long,long time ago

til she said these words to me so easy

I love you but I`m not in love with you

can someone tell me what that means?

I love you but I`m not in love with you

dumbest thing she ever said to me

Have you ever tried to live with someone who`s insane?

Have you ever been with someone that freaky?

I was once with one like that a long long time ago

til she said these words to me so easy

I love you but I`m not in love with you

can someone tell me what that means?

I love you but I`m not in love with you

dumbest thing she ever said to me

I love you but I`m not in love with you

can someone tell me what that means?

I love you but I`m not in love with you

dumbest thing she ever said to me

when the one you loved so much is causing you great pain

time to set out on you own believe me

when the love is gone and there`s nothing left to gain

staying with her makes you feel uneasy

I love you but I`m not in love with you

it `s finally making sense to me

I love you but I`m not in love with you

now I know exactly what it means

Discography

Mark has released 1 cd called Life Ain`t Easy in September 2008 it has 10 tracks which can be heard on Mark`s Reverb Nation site.
Mark has 7 songs finished for his upcoming cd called Couldn`t Happen To You ,which will have a total of 10 tracks maybe 11

Set List

Mark`s set list consists of original songs and cover tunes. the following are some of the artists that are covered.
Beatles
Jim Croce
Bob Dylan
Tom Petty
Rolling Stones
Neil Young
James Taylor
Strawbs
Cat Stevens
Marshall Tucker
Emerson Lake and Palmer
Marshall Crenshaw
Badfinger
Crosby Stills Nash
Gordon Lightfoot
Simon And Garfunkel
and many others