Mark Narmore album released next week!
Muscle Shoals songwriter and artist Mark Narmore's long awaited new album This Old Wurlitzer is a tribute to the Wurlitzer electric piano and its soulful players and was recorded at Creative Workshop in Nashville and the NuttHouse Recording Studio in Sheffield, Alabama. All but one of the album's 14 songs were co-written by Narmore, the only cover being the previously unrecorded Dan Penn/Donnie Fritts gem "Honest To Goodness". Half of the album's tracks are intimate solo performances and on the other half he's joined by the crack band of drummer Lynn Williams (Muscle Shoals Allstars, Delbert McClinton, Wallflowers), bassist Paul Ossola (Saturday Night Live Band, Levon Helm) and producer Andreas Werner on guitar. Many of Muscle Shoals' greatest session musicians are guesting on the album as well, including the Muscle Shoals Horns, David Hood, Spooner Oldham, Mickey Buckins, Peanutt Montgomery, Will McFarlane, Kelvin Holly, David MacKay, Cindy Walker, Marie Lewey along Wet Willie's Jimmy Hall.
A successful songwriter, Mark Narmore is best known for writing the number one country hit "That's What I Love About Sunday" for Craig Morgan and other hits like Shenandoah's "The Moon Over Georgia" and Blackhawk's "Like There Ain't No Yesterday". Narmore grew up in Center Star, Alabama, surrounded by the music of his first cousin, legendary keyboardist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Spooner Oldham and started playing the piano and writing songs at an early age. He is currently signed to a publishing deal with Noble Vision/Hal Oven Music in Nashville and has previously released the two albums Chocolate Gravy (2011) and Thank My Funky Stars (2014).