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Licensing Deal Signed with Tinderbox
The new licensing contract with Tinderbox Music will get the Mark Robinson songs to the attention of Cable Network programs (we're pulling for "Shark Week" ...) Thanks to Jon Delange at Tinderbox and thanks to John Mullins at SESAC for their help setting this up.
Voting begins July 12, 2014 and continues to August 14. Winners will be announced at the 8th Annual NIMA Awards Show on August 31, 2014. For more information and to vote for MARK ROBINSON as "Best Blues Artist", please visit Nashville Independent Music Awards. (Note: there are two blues categories, so please look for "Best Blues Artist".)
Best of 2013 BLUES MATTERS!
The results of the BLUES MATTERS! 2013 Writers' Poll were just published, and 'Have Axe - Will Groove' was "In with a Shout" for International Studio Album and Mark Robinson was "In with a Shout" for International Solo Artist. Amazing list of artists and albums in the poll--great to be among their company. Thank you, BLUES MATTERS! writers.
ABOUT.COM BLUES puts 'Have Axe - Will Groove' in its Top 10 Blues-Rock Albums of 2013! Thanks, Reverend Keith!
BLUES VAN puts 'Have Axe - Will Groove' in its Top 15 Blues Albums of 2013! Great to know we have fans in Hungary, too! Thanks, Blues Van!
THE ALTERNATE ROOT puts 'Have Axe - Will Groove' in with some pretty great company at #49 on its list of the Top 100 roots albums of 2013! Thanks, Alternate Root!
BROKEN JUKEBOX has announced that 'Have Axe - Will Groove' made its Top 25 Albums of 2013, joining a stellar list of roots projects. Thank you, Adam Dawson and BROKEN JUKEBOX!
Have Axe - Will Groove Nominated for 2014 IBC "Best Self-Produced CD"
The Nashville Blues Society has nominated Have Axe - Will Groove for the "Best Self-Produced CD" in the 2014 International Blues Challenge!
NEW CD IS OUT click the cover for more info!
Listen to the whole album here
Mark Robinson Voted
'Best Roots/Americana Guitar Player'
in The Alternate Root's 2nd Annual Readers' Choice Awards! More
“Robinson’s new album fully delivers on the promise of his critically acclaimed 2010 debut release, Quit Your Job – Play Guitar … He hits his stride on every track, flush with uncommon spirit.” —Frank-John Hadley, DOWNBEAT
"Thanks to contemporary artists like Mark Robinson, the long-smoldering Nashville blues scene is staking a claim for status as a world-class blues city ... Have Axe - Will Groove surpasses all expectations, delivering a high-wattage jolt of blues, rock, soul, and Southern-fried funk that enhances Robinson's reputation as a gifted songwriter and guitarist with a fluid technique that he applies effortlessly to a myriad of styles. ... In Have Axe - Will Groove, Robinson has delivered an entertaining, intelligent set of songs. ... wildfire guitar ... Robinson proves with Have Axe - Will Groove that he's a talent to be reckoned with ... " —Reverend Keith A. Gordon, BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE
MARK ROBINSON'S CD "QUIT YOUR JOB - PLAY GUITAR" has been honored as one of the . . .
“Best Debut Artist USA 2010”
“Best Blues Albums 2010”
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