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Currently talking up his ninth album release, Mark Lucas is an old-school troubadour, an observer of life who employs a deft turn of phrase tempered by a dry wit. Sydney based but originally from rural England, Mark has also spent some significant time in the Western US. All of these influences serve him well as a songwriter in his adopted country - he observes modern Australian culture in much the same way that Canadian Robbie Robertson (“The Band”) observed American life…from a sympathetic outsider who’s fallen in love with a place and it’s people and is able to illuminate the spirit of the everyday life of a “simple” man in this land.

Stepping out from in front of long-time backing band, the Dead Setters, new album “Little Town Blues” (Laughing Outlaw Records LOR174CD), co-produced with Brendan Gallagher (Karma County, Jimmy Little), sees Mark Lucas step out from in front of long-time backing band the Dead Setters to work a distinctly personal seam, drawing from both the confessional and the observational. Some call it Americana with Australian stories...from bluegrass to blues, it's a string-driven thing, with regular sidemen Jake Lardot’s guitar & John Lee's fiddle & mandolin underpinned by Pierre Luniere's double bass, driving the narrative heart of Mark's lyrical journeying.

Genres Americana
Members Mark Lucas - vocals, guitars
Steve Gunning - drums, vocals
Jake Lardot - guitar
John Lee - fiddle, mandolin, vocals
Chris Mearns - bass, vocals
Influences Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Rodney Crowell, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, James McMurtry, Motorhead etc.
Phone 0412646288
Email mark@songsmith.com.au
Website http://www.marklucas.com.au
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Location Sydney, NSW Australia

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