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Mark Searcy

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BIOGRAPHY American guitarist and songwriter Mark Searcy Middleton has a unique and diverse musical background. As an Arkansas native, he began guitar during his early teen years, but put it down for 15 years to raise a family and started back as a form of rehabilitation after a work accident severely damaged several fingers. He soon immersed himself in the pre-war blues of the 1920s and 30s, and his solo acoustic blues recording of Blind Man's Blues earned his first nomination as "Musician of the Year" at the 2007 Texas Music Awards. He later won the award in 2014 for the colorful and all instrumental "Hazepipe" release. His body of work now contains 13 albums representing diverse influences including Robert Johnson, Glen Campbell, and Jimi Hendrix and fuses blues, rock, jazz, and country into original songwriting including ensemble, instrumental and solo compositions. DISCOGRAPHY • Mark Searcy – Arkansas Boy (2021) • Mark Searcy – Power of Love (2020) • Mark Searcy – My Color (2018) • Mark Searcy - Grapetown Rail (2017) • Mark Searcy - Strawberry Jam 1975 (2016) • Mark Searcy - St. Mary's Street (2015) • Mark Searcy - Hazepipe (2013) • Mark Searcy Band - Roadworthy (2011) • Mark Searcy - Bullseye (2010) • Mark Searcy Band - Wild Night In Texas (2010) • Mark Searcy - Slideaway (2007) • Mark Searcy - Blindman's Blues (2006) • Mark Searcy - Like Father, Like Son (2005) BOOKS • Mark Searcy Arkansas Boy Music Book (2021) • Mark Searcy Power of Love Music Book (2021) • Mark Searcy Guitar Tab Anthology (2019) • Mark Searcy Guitar Tab Anthology - Volume II (2019) INFLUENCES Blind Willie Johnson, Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker, Freddie King, Sean Costello, Sue Foley, Chris Duarte, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Tony Iommi, Robben Ford, Johnny A, and Glen Campbell. AWARDS • 2014 Texas Music Awards "Musician of the Year" for musical performance on "Mark Searcy - Hazepipe" • 2013 Austin Blues Society - Heart of Texas Blues Challenge - Winner Solo/Duo - (with Ginger Pickett) • 2012 Texas Music Awards - "Producer of the Year" Finalist • 2008 International Blues Challenge - Semi-Finalist • 2007 Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition – Finalist • 2007 San Antonio Guitar Wars - Winner Best Acoustic Performance - 2007 Texas Music Awards - "Musician of the Year" Finalist • 2007 International Blues Challenge - Semi-Finalist • 2006 TBS Blues Challenge - Winner Solo/Duo • 2005 San Antonio Guitar Wars - Winner Best Acoustic Performance SOCIAL • www.marksearcy.com • www.facebook.com/marksearcymusic • www.instagram.com/marksearcymusic • www.twitter.com/marksearcymusic • www.tiktok.com/marksearcymusic