Mark Joseph Releases Third Album 'Vegas Motel' Co-Produced With Grammy Award Winner JT Bates
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Mark Joseph’s 2021 solo release, Vegas Motel, is his third full length album and is a highly personal record rooted in the emotion of the year it was written (2020), yet reaching far beyond the confines of the times. Vegas Motel delicately emotes Joseph’s real-life experiences and relationships dating back to when he was a young man. Co-producer and drummer, JT Bates (Big Red Machine, Hiss Golden Messenger), and Engineer Alex Proctor (Grace Potter, Dead Man Winter), perfectly compliment the records musical tapestry further solidifying Joseph’s talent as a singer/songwriter and collaborator. Vegas Motel features 8 original tracks including the standout instrumental, Early Riser, featuring Ryan Young of Trampled by Turtles.
A true musical journeyman. Joseph is Exploring his capacity to ignite the stage while gaining momentum and expanding his musical impact. Mark has cataloged an impressive list of fruitful collaborations with members of Little Feat, Thievery Corporation, Moe, Big Red Machine, Trampled by Turtles, and numerous others. Through all of this, Mark Joseph and his music remain prolifically nimble, with a unique ability to flow across genres from Americana, Blues, Psychedelic, and even Outlaw Country.
Mark Joseph has established himself as a prolific singer/songwriter & band leader with projects including Mark Joseph and the American Soul, Momentary Lapse of Floyd, Down Lo, and the Built to Last All Stars. The year 2021 finds Joseph in the midst of releasing a solo record, Vegas Motel, in collaboration with drummer/producer, JT Bates (Big Red Machine, Taylor Swift, Hiss Golden Messenger). This while channeling his uniquely creative energy into the lead guitar role in the seminal Minnesota Jam Band, the Big Wu.
JT Bates says of the album, “Working on Vegas Motel with Mark in the winter of the pandemic was refreshing and exciting on many levels. I think my favourite part was that each song was written with a specific person in mind, at a time when no one was feeling comfortable seeing others, it felt powerful to dive into such personal songs”