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Monday, 13 January 2014

Mark Utley - Four Chords and a Lie

Mark Utley is the songwriter and male voice behind the acclaimed Cincinnati, Ohio roots/Americana band Magnolia Mountain. On this, his first solo album, Mark features five originals in the straight-up Honky Tonk Country vein (performed with his all-star side project Bulletville), along with five original songs performed in more intimate, stripped-down arrangements.

"Like a sculptor who has immense respect for the permanence of the stone but also implicitly trusts his chisel and creative vision, Utley shapes the raw material of Americana’s various stylistic permutations into songs that are comfortably familiar yet blazingly original." - Brian Baker, CItyBeat