|Member since||September 01, 2009|
|Members||Jacob Morgan, Jerry Zacarias, Yoehi Shikano, Mike Russeck, Dean Vivirito, and Mark Lennon|
|Influences||The Band, Gram Parsons, Dylan, Neil Young, Wilco, Grateful Dead|
|Roots singer/songwriter Mark Lennon blindsides Los Angeles with his third album Down the Mountain. Sun drenched city streets set the scene for songs of lost love, reflection, family, and longing for the South.|
“I grew up on hippie music and bluegrass, so I like when music has great lyrics but also jams out,” says Lennon, who still considers North Carolina his home. “I am proud of our musical upbringing. We lived in a little spec-on-a-map town, but always had some amazing bands passing through.”
A Los Angeles transplant, Lennon has lived in Southern California for the past seven years combining his folk, bluegrass, classic country, and rock and roll influences. The Mark Lennon band brings together a diverse group of musicians from a variety of backgrounds, creating a sound only found on Down the Mountain.
“This is fresh. This is simplicity at it’s finest.”
-Twister Valley Records
“...a perfect mixture of heartfelt lyrics, easing yet engaging melodies and, similar to each Mark Lennon song, it tells a story and takes the listener on their own musical journey of keeping roots while chasing dreams.”
"As accessible and tuneful as all the songs are, though, Lennon’s duet with Simone Stevens on “Wildside” has a fragile beauty that goes beyond questions of style or genre, invoking instead the notion that great music knows no such boundaries."