American singer-songwriter, Mark Ambrose has been turning out songs faithful to the Texas folk/roots tradition yet still sounding like a much needed revival for our modern times. His voice, effortless flat picking guitar style, humor and sincere delivery will win an audience over. “A talent that is sure to be a force in roots country music (Roots Music Report)”. His album “Troubadour (2011)” has songs like “Train Whistle Blues” that have the feel of an instant classic. Meanwhile songs like “Shadow on the Moon” and “Redbirds” speak to the depth and romance embedded in Mark’s songwriting, as he addresses matters of the human spirit and the heart. At least a couple dozen artists have either performed or recorded Mark’s songs including Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch and Austin stalwart Toni Price. Mark has worked with Rawlings and Welch, playing acoustic guitar on Welch's "Soul Journey" album (electric guitar on "Wrecking Ball.") Dave Rawlings produced Ambrose's album, "Put The Hammer Down" in Nashville at RCA's historic Studio B. Both Rawlings and Welch played and harmonized on the record. His particular charm, laid back and charismatic, is deceptively simple but also satisfyingly profound as the very best of folk music should be.
Places I've Played
The Living Room, Little Rock, AK
Peace Acoustic Cafe House Concert, Conway, AK
Sadlacks, Raleigh, NC
The Garage, Winston-Salem, NC
The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
Sawbriar House Concert, Pilot Mountain, NC
Late Week Lazy Boy Supper Club, Archer City, TX
Jimmy Rogers Festival, Kerrville, TX
Flipnotics, Austin, TX
The Cactus Cafe, Austin, TX
The Bugle Boy, La Grange, TX
Anderson Fair, Houston, TX
The Old Quarter, Galveston, TX
Beans and Leaves Coffeehouse, Long Grove, IL
Uncommon Ground, Chicago, IL
The Montrose Saloon, Chicago, IL
The Rockford Listening Room, Rockford, IL
Cork & Tap, Oregon, IL
Four Ambrose songs can be heard in the feature film, "The Sand Dune."
"George and Martha," "Uh Huh," "For Suppertime" and "Tattooed in the Sand" written with L.G. Seymour.