Published in Blues Music Magazine
Fall Print Edition - October 2020
Mark is one of the best blues-rock artists to come along in years. With great singing/songwriting and guitar playing, he reminds me of everyone from Albert Collins to Stevie Ray to Carlos Santana. Hell, I even heard a couple of my licks in there! Dickey Betts Deep Dark Demon, the 7th cd from Mark May drops on July 17, 2020 on Gulf Coast Records. Mark s last release the highly acclaimed album Blues Heaven hit #6 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart and remained there for 5 weeks. To describe some artist s music with one word would be easy but to do that with Mark May s music would be impossible. But there s one thing for sure, it s all dripping with his rich love for the blues.
His astonishing live shows featuring dynamic twin leads and dual harmony guitar work are the perfect complement to Mark s smooth vocals. For over 20 years, Mark has made a name for himself in the Texas blues scene and has been perfecting his craft performing at blues clubs, bars, and festivals. The Mark May Band has performed at numerous festivals across the country including Telluride Blues and Brews, Mississippi Valley Blues Fest, King Biscuit, Tremblant International Blues Festival, Dallas International Guitar Show, Chenango Blues Festival, and many more. Mark May also had the opportunity to be the opening act on the The Allman Brothers Amphitheater Tour. He has also been featured in Blues Review, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Vintage Guitar, Tone Quest and other major publications.