From a garage-band teenager to a national act opening for the likes of Chris Isaak, Al Green, Peter Frampton, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and others, the Nashville, Tennessee-based (by way of Las Vegas, Nevada) singer-songwriter, Mark Huff, has spent a life in dedication to the craft of music.
Inspired by untamed masters such as Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, and Neil Diamond, Huff believes music is something to make in an honest fashion, and has done just that.
With a musical anthology under his belt, his most recent efforts include 2007’s Gravity, 2010’s Feels Like California, 2016’s Down River, and of course his most recent project, Stars for Eyes, from which the lead off single, Prison Door, has grabbed our attention.
“There are two kinds of singers: the ones you believe and the ones you don’t. Anything that’s good stems from honesty.”
Whether figurative or literal, we’ll never know. Nonetheless, Huff’s examination of the nature of the force we call—love—paints a thoughtful, and almost Taoist picture of the great mystery. Sometimes it is fields of flowers, open spaces and fresh air; sometimes it’s a ball & chain in a cell. With a delightful late 80’s/early 90’s guitar-rock vibe (think: REO Speedwagon), the album’s opener is thoughtful and nostalgic…
“Love against your will, I leave it on this killing floor,
Your voice passes by, just outside my prison door…”
REO Speedwagon meets Toad The Wet Sprocket…
BELOW: Listen to Mark Huff’s single, Prison Door, and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support Mark Huff by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!