Paul Mark & the Van Dorens
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Paul Mark & the Van Dorens

New York, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1987 | INDIE

New York, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1987
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From around the world -


"[Blood & Treasure] is about as diverse and entertaining a record as you'll hear this year" - WNEW.com Where Rock Lives


"Electrifying...Exceptional musicianship, witty songwriting, and a unique sound rooted in blues." - Blues Revue magazine


"Fritos, BBQ & Scotch", the searing opening track of Paul Mark & the Van Dorens' Trick Fiction calls to mind the late, great Albert King, and grabs your attention...lt shows Mark to be a gifted songwriter and guitarist, with the right gritty voice to carry it all off " - Blues in Britain magazine


"Trick Fiction, recorded in Memphis at Ardent Studios, is jam-packed with killer guitar and some of the coolest lyrics we've heard in quite some time!...A definite breath of fresh air on the blues scene, Paul Mark and the Van Dorens have hit it big with Trick Fiction." - Music City Blues Society, Nashville


"Top 20 Blues CDs of 2006" (Trick Fiction ) - Blues Festival Guide


"Top 20 Contemporary Blues Songs 2006" (Fritos, BBQ & Scotch) - BluesCritic.com


"...there is an arsenal of styles and stories from this road warrior. Mark’s storytelling lyrics hog the ear as does the meaty music, which ranges from rock/blues, rockin’ boogie, with a few ballads for good balance. Overall this is good rockin’ music without trite lyrics, from a guy with a very good roadhouse growl with rich toned geetah!" - Blues Matters, U.K.


"Sensational...If Trick Fiction has so far gone unnoticed outside the northeastern and eastern United States, that needs to quickly be corrected...[ - BluesWax magazine


Discography

STOWAWAYS (Radiation Records)

SMARTEST MAN IN THE ROOM (Radiation Records)

MIRAGE CARTOGRAPHY (Paul Mark solo) (Radiation Records)\

BLOOD & TREASURE (Radiation Records)

TRICK FICTION (Radiation Records)

INDIGOVERTIGO (Radiation Records)

ROADSIDE AMERICANA (Paul Mark solo) (Radiation Records)

DISPOSABLE SOUL (Radiation Records)

METROPLITAN SWAMP (Radiation Records)

GO BIG OR GO HOME (Radiation Records)


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Roots rock afficianados will tell you that Paul Mark is one artist for whom songwriting really matters. Mark's 10th CD, Stowaways (RDTN 5949), is a much-anticipated follow-up to his band's highly-touted 2012 release Smartest Man in the Room (RDTN 5929). Barroom tested and road-weary tuff, Paul Mark combines stellar songwriting and riveting stage presence with blithe disregard for the tepid conformity of today’s corporate music playlists.

This is emotional, thinking-person’s music, with Mark's raspy singer/songwriter sensibility tapping into the Americana legacy of cabaret, soul, and rock’n roll.

Praise for Paul Mark's earlier releases:

"[Mark] pulls off a tour de force of blues guitar…His writing of lyrics discloses a strong-minded wit and intelligence."
Downbeat Magazine, April 2012

"…a bluesy R&B set that feels as funky and spontaneous as [Memphis’] finest music… the performances are consistently inspired…Mark’s lyrics go places other blues-based artists just don¹t try... Mark knows his way around the guitar, and his understated approach is unusual for a six-string frontman."
Blues Revue magazine

"Trick Fiction, recorded in Memphis at Ardent Studios, is jam-packed with killer guitar and some of the coolest lyrics we've heard in quite some time!...A definite breath of fresh air on the blues scene, Paul Mark and the Van Dorens have hit it big with Trick Fiction."
- Music City Blues Society, Nashville TN

Web site: www.PaulMark.com
Label web site: www.RadiationRecords.com

View recent Paul Mark VIDEOS at www.PAULMARK.com