Mark Weakland
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Mark Weakland

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The best kept secret in music


"Warm but not fuzzy"

Mark Weakland describes Songs From the Country as a “collection of singer-songwriter/neo-folk tunes.” While that scared me into visions of musically lacking tofu and save-the-whale platitudes. I really had nothing to worry about. Country is a great collection of songs, acoustic-based but blessed with great arrangements, including lots of percussion, electric guitar and Weakland’s expressively warm, melodic voice. He sings of love a lot and his voice at times sounds like a mix of James Taylor and Dave Matthews. Nice place to be. BUY IT

-Philip Harris
Pittsburgh Magazine
(January 2002)
- Pittsburgh Magazine

"Well worth hearing"

“ With simple stories of small-town life put to song and nourishing poems read by Mike Kane, Mark Weakland's Gathering Place is a pure and simple approach to making a record that celebrates a place these men care for so deeply. The individual work of Weakland and Kane comes together beautifully and seamlessly. It’s a collaboration that’s produced a truly special record, one well worth hearing…

- Dirty Linen Magazine,
February / March 2004, #110
- Dirtly Linen Magazine

"Lennon Finalist"

Lennon Finalist
Former Sandoz drummer Mark Weakland recently won $1,000 as a finalist in the 2002 John Lennon Songwriter Contest. His children's category entry, "Dooflicky Machine," from his soon-to-be-released "Mr. Sounds" album, was performed by local musicians including Weakland, Cherylann Hawk, Sue Cunningham, Anthony Hannigan, Nathan Wilson, Paul Thompson, Christine Laitta, Tim Pollock and Harry Pinto. In 1998, Weakland was a finalist in the same category for his song "Bed Bug Bounce."
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"A Musician's Family Thanks You" Reviews

A Musician's Family Thanks Mr. Sounds
March 31, 2004
Reviewer: Lara Cosentino from Pittsburgh, PA

As a musician's wife, it is hard to please both my husband and my kids (ages 4 and 3) with the same music. Mr. Sounds/Mark Weakland impresses everyone in our house. My children love the great beat, fun songs and general good vibes that Mr. Sounds gives. My husband appreciates Mark Weaklands' musical talent, and I just laugh out loud at his lyrics…

"A joy to listen to"

Eight Days a Week: More than just a weekly guide

Mark Weakland’s “Little Animals” is a joy to listen to whether you are in preschool or raising preschoolers. Filled with fun, furry and slimy characters, it’s a storytelling children’s album of bouncy, catch songs independently produced by the Johnstown singer/songwriter, musician, book author and educator.

Weakland performs tunes from the CD in an interactive family show, part of a program at Shadyside’s Winchester Thurston School. The fun starts at 10 a.m. with a live-animals exhibit and a “shopping safari” of animal-related items…
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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