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Dec
06
Mark Kelley @ Williams General Store

Muleshoe, Texas, USA

Muleshoe, Texas, USA

Nov
15
Mark Kelley @ Eklund Hotel & Saloon

Clayton, New Mexico, USA

Clayton, New Mexico, USA

Oct
31
Mark Kelley @ City Bar

St. Mascaro, New Mexico, USA

St. Mascaro, New Mexico, USA

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– Clovis, NM – May 10, 2008 – A stomping country album release. Mark Kelley's self-titled debut CD is available May 10, 2008. Blues Farm Records indie label has been a one man show for some time, but with the addition of country artist Mark Kelley, the label is poised to grow. Mark Kelley costs just $15.99, and it comes with the Blues Farm Records staple, over an hours worth of good music.

The CD has 14 songs, and from the moment the supercharged guitar picks up on Is It Enough, you are keenly aware that it's more than just plain old country music. The undeniable twang and growl of Mark Kelley's southern drawl is just what the bartender ordered. It is the raw, grounding force throughout the Album. Sansietch's lead guitar work is recognizably signature, and once you hear it, you’ll know it’s him every time.

With an extensive online presence, the best thing about Mark Kelley is the official website, http://www.markkelley.webs.com, and of course, there's the Blues Farm Records label website... all loaded with tidbits for fans, and devoted to music enthusiasts. You can sample some of the new songs, and they expect to have them available for individual download via Amazon.com very soon.

The album boasts some of the southwests' new music geniuses. The trio, including Sansietch himself, recorded the tracks at Blues Farm and several mobile location around New Mexico.

The CD is issued by Blues Farm Records. http://www.bluesfarm.webs.com. The album is available, May 10, 2008.
 
Mark Kelley is a trove of limitless jewels, such as the wrenching It Don't Make The Man, and She's Everything, an ode to Mark's Fiancée, Amy. The grumbling bass lines that drive one through the New Mexico anthem, Home, and the stomping country beat of I Don't Give A Damn, are testament to the blending of rich, diverse styles.

There are several songs just itching to reside on mp3 players, right between Dierks Bentley and Craig Morgan. Even the raucous honky-tonk sing-a-longs like What The Hell? instantly transport a listener to places with sawdust on the floor and live bands playing music.

Mark Kelley fans will whoop it up to hear the artist sing and play acoustic on the simple and poignant Long Way. The perfect debut for country music, the southwestern New Mexico sound, comes from the home of much great music, Clovis, NM. Since Buddy Holly and Leann Rimes made their mark there, and great artists such as Waylon Jennings and other country greats came to Clovis to make history, America has been waiting for this unlikely blend of south and Sansietch. It does make one wonder if these outlaw musicians have finally found their niche in country music forever.

For information: http://www.bluesfarm.webs.com or
Contact: bluesfarm@inbox.com
Phone: 505-253-4252

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- Blues Farm Publishing


– Clovis, NM – September 9, 2008 – Mark Kelley's self-titled debut CD, which was released in Spring 2008, will be the focus for the September 12, 2008 KCLV 99.1 FM morning in-studio interview.

Kelley, a Blues Farm Records indie artist, has been a one man show for some time, but not all the time. In his spare time he plays live with Sansietch and other local musicians.

The label, Blues Farm Records, referred to as the little label that could, is a native of New Mexico. Based in Clovis, BFR specializes in a southwestern style of music that is mixed with elements of rock, country, blues and more. Other artists with the label are Sansietch and Gary Gorence.

The CD has 14 songs, and from the moment the supercharged guitar picks up on Is It Enough, you are keenly aware that it's more than just plain old country music. The undeniable twang and growl of Mark Kelley's southern drawl is just what the bartender ordered. It is the raw, grounding force throughout the Album. Sansietch's lead guitar work is recognizably signature, and once you hear it, you’ll know it’s him every time.

Mark Kelley, The Country, is the artist's official website, http://markkelley.webs.com, and of course, there's the Blues Farm Records label website: http://bluesfarm.webs.com

All loaded with tidbits for fans, and devoted to music enthusiasts. You can sample the new songs, and they are available for individual download via Amazon.com, and at these websites.

Mark Kelley fans will want to hear the artist sing and play the new hit, What A Beautiful Night, but the question is what cuts from the CD will he play. The CD is a trove of limitless jewels, such as the wrenching It Don't Make The Man, and She's Everything, an ode to Mark's Fiancée, Amy. The grumbling bass lines that drive one through the New Mexico anthem, Home, and the stomping country beat of I Don't Give A Damn, are testament to the blending of rich, diverse styles.


For information: http://bluesfarm.webs.com or
Contact: bluesfarm@inbox.com
Phone: 505-253-4252

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- Blues Farm Publishing


– Clovis, NM – May 23, 2008 – Blues Farm Records will start its summer concert series tonight at the Do Drop In. On Avenue A in Portales, the Do Drop In has begun offering acoustic shows out back in the patio area. There is no cover charge for the shows and they have great sandwiches, desserts and drinks.

Blues Farm Records' artist Sansietch, widely known for his improvisational rock music, also has several albums of acoustic music, including Acoustic River and Fields Of Glory. Both CDs are out of print as of this writing, but the indie label has told us some remixing and mastering, as well as some re-recording, will see both CDs available again by July 2008. Sansietch is scheduled to kick off the show, which begins at 7 p.m., and perform at least a full hour of his original music.

Mark Kelley has recently released his debut CD on Blues Farm Records. The CD is available on his website, http://markkelley.webs.com, as well as the label website, http://bluesfarm.webs.com. Expected is a mixture of material from the self-titled CD as well as both new and old songs. Mark will also perform over an hour of original material, something Blues Farm Records is known for on its albums. Rumor also has it the two will perform several songs together as well.

Blues Farm Records has recently signed several indie artists and says it is committed to giving its fans a wide variety of good music. Look for Gary Gorence of Santa Fe to release a debut CD soon, and the label has said it may try to bring a show with all its artists together later this summer. Whether that would happen around Clovis or Santa Fe is not yet clear.



For information: http://www.bluesfarm.webs.com or
Contact: bluesfarm@inbox.com
Phone: 505-253-4252

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Discography

Mark's self-titled debut came out in early 2008 on Blues Farm Records.

Mark has two singles from his upcoming 2009 release currently on country radio including 105.9 KSEL in Clovis, NM: What A Beautiful Night, and Drivin' Away.

Anticipated release date for Mark's sophmore CD on Blues Farm Records is January 1, 2009.

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Bio

Mark Kelley hails from the Southeast. But the bull brought him westward (he literally rode bulls), and there he found his heart and soul. He sings with a passion born of both parts.

His influences are a broad range of modern country singers like Dierks Bentley. But many influences show themselves in Mark's music. He can moan like George Jones and step like Twitty.

Mark's distinctive voice and the intensity of his live performances set him apart. Maybe that's why he's featured on over four local country and public radio stations. He is sponsored by several local businesses in both the Clovis, NM area and the Muleshoe, TX area.