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all these young punks

by Mark W. Winchester

Heartfelt, quirky singer/songwriter rock and roll a la elvis costello, nick lowe, buddy miller.
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. anything can happen
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2. macho mosquito
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3. no trouble on my mind
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4. nicotine & alcohol
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5. she loves me anyway
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6. tangled web
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7. faith in me
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8. back in style
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9. smoke & shake
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10. thursday
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11. gonna be allright
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Mark W. Winchester: bio

Mark W. Winchester, singer, hit songwriter, accomplished and award winning upright bass player, combines all his talent and experience as a performer to bring his own unique brand of entertainment to the musical stage.

Mark W. landed in Nashville in 1987 and became a founding member of the Planet Rockers, forerunners of Nashville's roots rock revival. The Planet Rockers(which also included the legendary Sonny George and Los Straitjackets' Eddie Angel) remain rockabilly cult favorites. Following his run with The Planet Rockers, Emmylou Harris enlisted Mark W. to "slap" the upright bass in her Grammy Award-winning all acoustic band, the Nash Ramblers. He did so from 1991 to 1994.

A meeting with former Stray Cats front man Brian Setzer led to the next phase of Mark W.'s career. In Nashville to record a TV show, setzer saw Mark W., slappin' and twirlin' the doghouse bass in the house band. One year later, Mark W. played bass on the multi-million selling, Grammy-winning, "Jump, Jive, and Wail", and became a full time member of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, from 1997-2001. Throughout his tenure with the Orchestra, Setzer encouraged Mark W. to "step out front", even asking him to sing his own composition "Rooster Rock" on the Setzer release "Ignition" (surf dog).

Also an accomplished songwriter, Mark W. was signed to Starstruck Writers Group in 1994 and has had several cuts including Randy Travis' recording of his song "Would I?" which ranked in the top 20 of the Billboard Country charts.

Finally stepping out as a solo artist, this talented singer/songwriter/performer exudes the energy of his rockabilly roots while spinning out carefully crafted original songs and quirky tales. He is as unforgettable as he is indescribable...and a joy to see perform.


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ALL THESE YOUNG PUNKS • Mark W. Winchester

Good rockin tonight. This hangdog dynamo is absolutely scorching on every song. The playing is so tight, but the feel is so loose, and therein lies the genius, my friends. The songs are superb--really funny, occasionally touching, but always groovin. This is a must have rock and roll record.

Mark is a famous and rightfully acclaimed doghouse "slap" bass player. His seminal work with The Planet Rockers when he first came to Nashville in the 80s sparked a rockabilly renaissance here that spawned a number of excellent groups, including BR549 and Los Straitjackets. That led to a good job for a few years with Emmy Lou's Nash Ramblers (and the drummer for that band, Larry Atamaniuk, appears on this smokin disc, in between his regular gigs with Alison Krauss and Union Station). Then the Stray Cats' Brian Setzer saw Mark playing in a house band and plucked him for the Brian Setzer Orchestra and the global smash hit, "Jump, Jive and Wail."

I was at The Family Wash in town recently and saw Mark rock the house. Bassist Dave Francis was elsewhere, so the doghouser was on the upright a lot of the night, and we laughed our asses off watching him slap that bad boy into next week, the man's in command.

All that notwithstanding, Winchester is on guitar on this record, and he is the funki-est. His unique rhythms come crackin off that Harmony Rocket and stick right to the wall. He's over the top on "Macho Mosquito" and "Smoke & Shake," but the whole record's some of the best rhythm guitar we've heard in eons.

His singing is perfect for the humor in the offbeat lyrics, and sometimes reminds me of the young Dan Hicks. His stage presence is something to behold, so don't miss him if he comes to your town. He's an original, and we highly recommend you add him to your playlist and to your collection. Immediately, right here. • Frank Goodman