Mark Cole (musician)

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Mark Cole
Nationality British
Occupation Musician

Mark Cole is a multi-instrumentalist blues and roots musician[1] based in Gloucester, England.

Music career[edit]

Cole primarily writes and performs blues music but also writes and performs music influenced by other American roots music genres such as Americana, Cajun, zydeco, bluegrass and country. He is a singer and plays harmonica, guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin, piano accordion and cajun accordion. He has played internationally both solo and in blues act Sons of the Delta.

He is also the front man with the Maxwell Street Blues Band, performs in nu-folk band The Jigantics and was front man with roots/rock band The Dockery Boys in the 1990s. He has performed or recorded with many well known blues and roots musicians such as Pinetop Perkins, Willie King, Sam Carr, Bill Abel, Kent DuChaine and Mojo Webb. He has played support for Dr. Feelgood, Roy Wood, Steve Gibbons, Mike D'Abo, Richard Thompson, Alvin Lee, Chicken Shack, Steve Marriott, Eddie C. Campbell, and Zoot Money.

In 2010 and 2011, he travelled to Ottawa to collaborate with Canadian blues band The Myers Brothers Band, to play on and produce their CD Drive.

Album discography[edit]

  • 1995 The Dockery Boys – Moondog Man (Reckless Orange ROCD702)
  • 2004 Sons of the Delta – One For The Road (Blues matters BMRCD20043)
  • 2006 Sons of the Delta – Made in Mississippi (Rawtone Records RTR20061 – featuring Pinetop Perkins and Sam Carr)
  • 2007 The Dockery Boys – Cajun and Zydeco (Music Masters)
  • 2007 The Dockery Boys – Rare and Unissued, Studio and Live (Rawtone Records RTR20062)
  • 2012 The Myers Brothers Band - Drive (Frozen Delta Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ SALEH, ALBERTO GARCÍA. "Sons of The Delta, en el Playa Viva blues". Diario de Las Palmas (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 July 2012. 

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