Award-winning musician and artist Mark Gothard has been writing and recording for more than 25 years, airing his wares across the nation as a traveling troubadour through New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston, the Santa Cruz Mountains and Jackson, Wyoming. Now again based in his native Los Angeles, Mark has written more than 300 songs and performed at many of the music capital’s most renowned venues, including House of Blues, Largo, B.B. King and The Troubadour.
He recently released sixth indie CD, “Fly the Coop” (available on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon), produced & recorded with Terry Bailey, and characterized as “Ryan Adams meets Johnny Cash.” This follows acclaimed 2013’s full-length “The Poet,” which channels the spirit of his musical heroes Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits.
The new year is off to a damn fine start: In January 2015, Mark was awarded the Akademia Music Award for Best Folk/Americana Song, honoring his track “Dive Bar Lawn” from “Fly The Coop.”
Adding to his kudos, Mark’s track “Timbuktu”—recorded by Nashville’s Paramount Group Inc.—won the 2013 Director’s Award in the Nashville International Song and Lyric Contest, while his “Jesse James” was nominated for a 2012 Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) in the Folk/Acoustic Category.
In his younger years, Mark was a Varsity Tennis player attending Princeton University. When a teammate showed him how to strum a few chords on the guitar, his career fate changed on a dime—from a strung racket to six strings. He pursued his education, earning a Master’s in Education, with teaching credentials, but his roots remain firmly planted in song.
Mark is currently assembling a band and preparing to hit to road in support of “Fly the Coop.” He notes, “This album was 20 years in the making… a return to the old school roots origins that move me. It reeks of the road, of experience, of dive bars, the blues, dust, and rivers.”
Comments by Mark Gothard
wow.....waits would love this.
yea, this takes me someplace...
ahhhhhhh....made me smile.
@olen-roberts: Thank you Olen! Really like your songs as well!
Fuck yea!!! Nice job bro...think I'll go burn something down now.
Yea, this is cool...
Ain't it the truth! Rock on!
gorgeous bro...nice work.