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What would you get if you merged Bob Dylan with Hank Williams? Odds on, you’d come up with a quirky approach and insightful lyrics that might sound a whole lot like Mark Brine.
Mark Brine may not be a well-known name in the Nashville circuits, and it’s pretty unlikely anyone will ever hear his music on corporate “country” radio stations. That’s okay, though. People who are looking for the over-produced commercial country aren’t going to be drawn to the highly eccentric sound of Mark Brine. His music is pure and rootsy and brimming with an emotion that would have made him seem right at home with the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers; yet his modern approach to that old sound tells us only how well it ages. In fact, the homely quality of Brine’s voice is as timeless as the rough-edged voices of other impossible-to-categorize artists such as John Prine or John Hiatt. It touches the soul through the impact of the thought which went into the lyrics, direct and to-the-point.
Consistently writing and performing old-time country with his timeless folksy sound. And that timeless quality is captured perfectly with his upcoming release “.I’m Not Anyone • The Nashville Sessions” a special edition CD commemorating his induction into the National Traditional Country Music Association’s (NTCMA) Hall of Fame
Plain and simple music may never come into “style.” But it will always have an audience that appreciates it. Mark Brine is possessed of the genius required to speak for the ordinary everyman. His music speaks both to and for anyone who yearns for love, who hurts for strangers, and who wishes on stars.