Thanks to Brian Owens and metronome, the venerable Boston music magazine for the great review of “ALL ONE”!
MARK NOMAD ALL ONE 11-SONG CD
• MY MIND GETS TO WANDERIN’ • MELLOW DOWN EASY • TOOK MORE THAN YOU GAVE • WAITIN’ ON YOU
• GOT TO CARRY ON • DIZZY MISS LIZZY • GREEN EYES • HANNAH LEE
• YOU GOT TO MOVE • MY TROUBLE BLUES • ALL ONE
Connecticut bluesman Mark Nomad returns through the Covid haze with a moving solo blues offering highlighted by his acoustic & resonator guitar prowess, soul-
drenched harmonica playing and compelling vocals. Delivering seven well-penned Nomad originals alongside harmonious renditions of covers by blues legends Willie Dixon, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Larry Williams, Nomad proves to be a force to be reckoned with both in the performance ring and songcrafting circle. His soulful delivery is steeped in tradition while availing modern day, world-class abilities.
Best tracks: the high steppin’ “Mellow Down Easy,” the testifyin’ “Took More Than You Gave,” the meticulously crafted “Waitin’ On You” featuring soul-stirring harp work, the melancholy “Green Eyes,” and the bold “My Trouble Blues.” A superb solo record recommended for all blues enthusiasts. [B.M.O.]
I’m honored and pleased to have played with former bandmates, drummer Bernie Palka (Little Village, Sparky, Arizona Maid Band), bassist Mick Niewinski (Arizona Maid Band, Heartbeats) and keyboardist, Dan Fontanella (Arizona Maid Band) for this episode of “Rock This Town”.