Robert Allen Gibbs' electric square neck Dobro is the perfect compliment for the clean sound of Steve Laudicina's Telescaster and Tony Monaco's Hammond B3 and Acoustic piano. The sound is rounded out by Rick"Rico" Geragi and Fred Weng with their Big Beat Drums and Percussion. This is the perfect backdrop for Telesca's storytelling vocals. The moments that were captured on this CD is of this great band playing live in the studio. It really does leave you wanting more. Enjoy!
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His “HOOK” oriented songwriting style and storytelling lyrics along with his expressive style of bass playing and powerful lead vocal is capturing the attention of music lovers everywhere.
Mark has released his first solo studio CD named “Heavy Breathing” in January of 2015. It is currently on steady rotation on SIRIUSXM RADIO (Bluesville). The CD is receiving rave reviews and reached the #5 spot on "Blues Power Radio's Top 30 Blues Albums.
In January 2015, Mark took his band to Memphis, TN to compete in the International Blues Challenge and were semi finalists.
He is out gigging almost every night promoting the new CD. In addition to his hectic gigging schedule, Mark is the host of one of the most popular Pro Blues Jams in the Southeast . It is held at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton,FL every Monday. There are many touring artist who make it a point to spend some extra time in sunny Florida just to attend and hopefully participate in this high quality Jam.
He has also started a career playing solo acoustic guitar focusing on Pre-WWII blues, Americana and his own original music.
As well as being a songwriter, singer , guitarist, and band leader, Mark is a touring bassist supporting many blues / rock artists. He is currently a touring with “Blue Mercy” Featuring 2014 Blues Music Award winner and 2015 Blues Music Award Nominee Diunna Greenleaf.
Mark was the bassist along with 2010 Blues Music Award Winner and 2015 Grammy Winner Jason Ricci on Harmonica in The Keith Brown Trio.They later recorded Keith’s album “Down the Line” an acoustic album.
Influences are: The Delta Blues, Gospel Music and Motown.
Bass influences are James Jamerson, Donald Duck Dunn, Oteil Burbridge, Willie Weeks ... Just to name a few
Mark Telesca Acoustic Blues