Mark Collie & His Reckless Companions Preview Songs from Alive At Brushy Mountain

16/02/2012

Mark Collie and His Reckless Companions will take the stage at Nashville’s Hard Rock Cafe on Tuesday, February 21 at 10 p.m., previewing songs from his forthcoming release, Alive At Brushy Mountain.  Special Guest will be Lee Roy Parnell.

Recorded in 2001 at Tennessee’s most notorious prison, the never-before-released album (street date is May 1 on Wilbanks Entertainment) was born out of Collie’s close friendship with the late legend Johnny Cash, who encouraged Collie to use music as a type of “ministry.”

It was Cash’s celebrated live albums recorded at California’s Folsom and San Quentin penitentiaries — and the impact an earlier San Quentin performance had on a young inmate named Merle Haggard — that spurred Collie to contemplate a prison recording of his own.

“I believed the songs could matter,” Collie says. “I thought they could be important, and I wanted to share them. I wanted to make something that people could find hope in, or redemption or restoration or forgiveness.”

Produced with Tony Brown & David Z, the album features an all-star lineup of acclaimed musicians, including multi-instrumentalist / songwriter / performer Shawn Camp, Austin favorite Kelly Willis, guitarist David Grissom (Joe Ely, John Mellencamp), keyboardist Mike Utley (Jimmy Buffett, the Dixie Flyers), guitarist / mandolinist Tommy Burroughs (Memphis’ Riverbluff Clan), bassist Willie Weeks (The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, B.B. King), and drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler). Additionally, blues legend Clarence Gatemouth Brown makes a special guest appearance.

The show is sponsored by Wilbanks Entertainment, Muscle Shoals To Music Row Show and The Hard Rock Cafe.

 


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