The Long Island Blues Society is proud to announce that EMPIRICAL TRUTH by Mark Newman is our 2019 CD Challenge winner.
Released July 12, EMPIRICAL TRUTH will represent the Long Island Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge’s Self-Produced CD Contest.
Out elite panel of judges -- Jim Moran, Michaela Gomez, and Phil Varca -- had a tough job choosing a winner from among the CDs entered.
Keep on eye on this site to see how the CD is faring as it winds through the International Blues Challenge
Who is Mark Newman? This is how WBA Entertainment put it:
"His musical prowess has taken him around the world several times over, playing with an eclectic mix of noted musical talents from Sting to Elvis Costello, and Travis Tritt as well as his own solo work. A multi stringsman, Mark has mastered electric/acoustic/lap steel guitar as well as the mandolin and dobro, and with a voice reminiscent of many rock and bluesmen before him- it has the familiarity of an old friend yet the power and soul of many of today’s rock, soul, folk and R&B icons. "