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Genre: Blues/R&B, Country, Folk, Punk, Rock, Solo

Website: http://www.mcutler.com

MP3 (click name to download; click player to stream):
Doc Pomus Ghost

Jumpin Time


Mark Cutler’s songs have been covered by rockers, cowpokes and punks. In the days before corporate playlists, Mark’s meticulously crafted, heartfelt rock, pop and alt-country songs gained heavy rotation throughout the Northeast. Mark led his first band, The Schemers, to popular acclaim in famous (and infamous) juke joints like Lupos Heartbreak Hotel, The Living Room and CBGBS. His guitar driven tunes, played and sung at every gig as if for the very last time, assured the young songwriter’s band its victories in both WBRU’s Rock Hunt and WBCN’s Rock & Roll Rumble.
The first CD by Mark’s next project, The Raindogs, received a four star review in Rolling Stone. “Lost Souls” (Atco) reminds you how a good record can explore musical byways and still be firmly grounded in hard, riveting, mainstream rock & roll”. While touring in support of legends such as Bob Dylan and Warren Zevon, Mark and the Raindogs recorded “Border Drive-in Theatre” (Atco)-with guest spots from Iggy Pop and Harry Dean Stanton, and soaring fiddle from band mate, the late, great Johnny Cunningham.
Timing, marketing (or a lack thereof) and the all too familiar lament of ”record company going under blues” caused The Raindogs’ discs to become critical favorites rather than garnering the “million selling pop classic” label they deserved.
A gifted guitarist and award-winning singer/songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island, Mark continues to add unique entries to the great American songbook and leads a variety of roots-rock bands, combines powerful lyrics with memorable melodies and driving rhythm. He spins tales about men who drink alone or hover over a lover. He sings stories about ghosts, midget wrestlers, walking in the woods, walking in the night, being remembered, just being alive and getting used to this. Like the character Travis Bickle, Mark will “play anytime and anywhere” and sometimes he’ll show up alone with his guitar and sing for you whether you like it or not. (www.mcutler.com)