Mark Cloutier | Blues And Beyond

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Blues And Beyond

by Mark Cloutier

this guitar player is an in your face balls to the wall blues guitar player who specializes in electric blues guitar stylings.rock em sock em guitar.
Genre: Blues: Guitar Blues
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1. High Stepping
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2. Whicked Guitar Blues
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3. Whats That Funk
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4. Blues Walking Jazz Shoes
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5. Beautiful
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6. Blues in My Living Room
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7. Bossa Nova Snake Charm
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8. Struttin for Nuttin
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9. Time to Feed
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10. Smoothie
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11. Ghosts in My Living Room
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12. Salsa Monster
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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A personal note to all buyers and potential buyers--thank you so much for checking my page out...my cds are very much guitar oriented tracks that reflect my many years of studying the blues-blues rock greats--i remember as a kid looking for guitar inspiring cds so i could hone my chops-i loved and still do many guitar instrumentals by the likes of buddy guy,freddy king,eric clapton,jimmy page,jimi hendrix,stevie ray vaughn,jimmy vaughn,duke robillard,pee wee crayton,clarence gatemouth brown,jeff beck,albert king,bb king,tommy castro,walter trout, and so on so forth! my productions are not perfect--they are raw but i put all my heart and soul into my works---so cheers to all out there---keep an eye out for my band double barrel blues band---our cd is up--check it out as well!!thanks mark c

many thanks to my online collaborators as well--you know who you are!


these are 100% guaranteed-- any touble with them i will send you another copy personally and a double barrel blues band poster!!!turn it up!!!! to 11 i say!

please let me thank loren risker for composing blues walking jazz shoes and smoothie----it was a pleasure playing guitar on it and i thank you for letting me include this on my cd!!!you allowed me to show my lighter side of guitar playing--they are two of my favorite cuts on this disc!! great stuff loren!


thank you bill satterly for letting me borrow your fender precision bass guitar and fender amp---bill plays bass on BLUES IN MY LIVING ROOM!!

words from a friend-fellow indie musician---bri-an (the rat) ha ha

I had the pleasure of meeting Mark at a blues fest in Alexandria Bay...bout 2 hrs ride from here...The guy is just Killer live...so much energy...wow...the chance to jam with him...it was a matter of time.
Now...first off...i am not a blues kinda player....i'm a bri-an playin blues kinda...sorta...well...hell, I have always listen to the blues....this is my take on them....and havin Mark on this...damn...it was fun!! wooooooo

we did a collab recently you can listen to it here!
http://www.imusicscene.com/bri-an/audio.php?p=2


i want to make note i have participated in many worldly collaborations across the globe! notably,LOREN RISKER,JC CARROLL-NEW ENGLISH BLUES CONCEPT ALBUM,JIM RUSTEMEYER-ARTIFICIAL EARTH,MAIN PIE,ROB GRANT,NIGEL POTTER,DACE THE ACE,NEW PROJECT--M3(IN PROGRESS)-FEATURING ROB FORBES(RED EYE AND WILLIAM-HAMMOND B-3,JOE-RAPSTER,PETE-BADMOUTH,DNS,HOOKER GREEN-ERIC KUHN,LIGHTNING GEORGE,WIM-THE ROOFER,SLY PUPPY,AND MANY MORE TO COME!!!

I play blues rockin guitar strong instrumentations---blues and beyond!! My current blues band is double barrel blues band...the highlight of our summer will be the Alexandra bay blues fest august 28th through sept 1st 2008..we perform on the main stage stage Thursday, Friday, and Monday!!!! We are host of the blues all stars Monday at noon!!!please come and enjoy this 5 day fest--its a blast!!

soundclick interview:

Why this name?

we spray blues notes all over the place like a double barrel shot gun!!

Do you play live?

yeah... played the chenango blues fest on the same bill as luther allison,new york state blues fest,alexandria bay blues fest,hosted the famous dinosaur bbq blues jam for 3 years,voted 1997 best blues guitar player by central new york blues connection...play all sorts of juke joints,parties ,and wherever they will have us..performed live on fm radio several times as well as local television shows such as bridge street with rick and julie!!!

How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?

its a great outlet for independent artists..im recording by way of interenet with great musicians across the world
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
maybe...ahh yeah if i can quit my dayjob..
Band History:
my current blues band is double barrel blues band...the highlight of our summer will be the alexandra bay blues fest sept 2nd 3rd, and 4th..we perform on the main stage stage sunday and monday!!!! we are host of the blues all stars monday at noon!!!
Your influences?
jimi hendrix,stevie ray and jimmy vaughn,buddy guy,albert king,freddy king..etc!!!
Favorite spot?
northern new york
Equipment used:
all fender guitars and vox -valvetronics and marshall valvestat head with 4 ten cabinet

Influences::

buddy guy,albert king,freddy king,jimmy page,jimmy hendrix,jeff beck,eric clapton,duke robillard,bb king,ronnie earl,hubert sumlin,stevie and jimmy vaughn,dana klipp,cliff chandler--all the blues guitar players across the world!!
Sounds Like blues,blues rock,swing, a touch of jazz and rock n roll


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Bob Cain

The Best- 'nuff Said!
Mark Cloutier plays The Blues better than anybody. Period.
His intensity, passion, and committment to his music is evident in every note he plays and this CD is an excellent display of his awesome talent.
BUY IT!!!!!!

Artificial Earth (Jim Rustemeyer)

Mark Cloutier!
There aren't many guys who play like Mark. He plays from his heart, not prone to the plank-spanking guitar histrionics you hear from a lot of the players these days, he doesn't mess with the tone much, just plugs it in and plays the shit out of it, which I think is much more honest than covering it up under a tons of amp modeling and reverb and crap. You're hearing truth. That's the bottom line. And Mark Cloutier plays that truth better than anyone.

Peace,
Jim

Rob Grant

Mark Cloutier
I can tell you....Mark is one of the BEST down to earth guitarists on the scene. I think of him as Mr. Strat. If you're looking for that raw natural Fender Strat...gutsy tone and playing, Mark is THE MAN!! Super guy and a SUPER Player :-)
Rob

Bob Forbes

Beyond the Bluesphere
Another killer selection of Blues by a dedicated guitarist. Mark lives the genre on this CD - fantastic musicianship! Gotta have it!!

Bob Nadeau

Brother in Blues
I have been in that living room and attended many gigs throughtout central and northern New York many times over the past 8 years or so with Mr. Cloutier cranking on those guitars. Had the pleasure of recording Barroom Blues and Blue Collar Blues when Mark was with the Dirty Pool Blues Band. Theses are no BS, stright from the floor, and Mark at his live best!! He's moved on now and what you're hearing is just the early rumblings of Mount Cloutier ready to erupt. I have always known he has had 15 to 20 years of new music just waiting to burst out and now he can let it all loose. During the cabin sessions, we could expect 2-3 new Cloutier tunes each session that few had heard before. From Original style Blues to Hendrix/SRV and beyond with a sprinkle of country style every so often. I want to thank all Mark's friends, Collaborators and fans who are helping to get his talent and writing out there. But don't be fooled.....his bag also contains some Cloutier vocals but that's a secret. Love ya Bro and Congratulations on your first solo disc!!!

Nigel Potter

Blues And Beyond
I have become a HUGE fan of Mark's work since the early days when he was guitarist within the Dirty Pool band.
On the indie scene it is widely known just how stunning Mark is as a guitarist.
I myself have compared him in playing and passion to that of Jimi Hendrix,something I VERY rarely ever do.
This collection represents one of the finest power blues one could ever hope for.
If you are a fan of any of the influences Mark list,then GRAB this album now,because this man is going places and this is your chance to be in on the ground floor of a stunning artist's future career.
HIGHLY reccomended!!
Nigel.

Global Trancemission (Peter C)

5 Star Blues
I have to give the maximum of 5 stars for this album.
I have listened to Blues and collected it for 40 years and when you play this album you will find that original spirit that started with the electric blues in the 50's and 60's and carried on through to today.
The Strat and a hot valve overdrive and nothing else is a potent weapon in the hands of Mark C.
You will hear the influences of SRV, Hendrix ,Johnny Winter and Walter Trout on the bluesrock tracks but also you will hear Freddie King,Albert King and T Bone Walker in here too.....but most of all you will hear a new master Mark Cloutier.

Blake Tobias

Channelling the Greats
Mark is an awesome blues blues/rock player and there is no question about that. His spirit appears to directly channel in great players such as SRV and Hendrix. Incredible style and character in this superb effort. Buy it now!

Loren

Blues2you2 : )
This is a great CD. It has many styles you will want to hear. Versatility, class, and all professional.

Larry T.....

Outstanding !!!
I've come to appreciate and enjoy Mark's excellent brand of blues.This CD covers a wide range of his awesome talents.....Great work !!
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