The Mark "Muleman" Massey Blues Band................This Mississippi group is tearing up the south with their brand of hill country and soulful blues featuring Mark "Muleman" Massey on vocals and guitar, Grammy-award winner Billy Earheart on piano and organ, with Joe Eagle on drums (Albert King Watermelon Slim)& Paul Rogers bass(Kingfish)..Mark learned to play blues the hard way....in Parchman Prison. Junior Kimbrough's son David showed him how to play. When Mark got out of Parchman Prison twenty-five years ago, bluesman Big Jack Johnson became his mentor and dear friend, and gave him the nickname, "Muleman".
Mark and his band have played with BB King at his homecoming in Indianola, MS, The Howlin Wolf Festival in West Point, MS, The Chicago Blue Festival, Bentonia Blues Festival, Juke Joint fest & Sunflower fest in Clarksdale and many others. They have also won two different International Blues Challenge qualifiers in Indianola and Rosedale, MS respectively. Mark is the youngest white bluesman on a Mississippi BluesTrail Marker (Parchman Prison Band). Performances in juke joints, parties,clubs, and festivals,all over the country have proven this smoking, real-deal band is ready to take their show to the another level!
The Mule Man's latest cd, "One Step Ahead of the Blues" produced by Memphis recording legend, Don Nix & Mark and released on Icehouse records, and features the band with special appearances by Bobby Rush, Willie Clayton, Eric Gales, Don Nix....not to mention Mark's killer vocals and guitar work. Is is pure vintage Stax meets Malaco and Muscle Shoals. Strong songs delivered in a style uniquely Mark's..Mist recently in 2017 working on new CD in Muscle Shoals Alabama..and adding tunes and video at the Library of Congress, Washington DC. Mark & band are also featured in new music series Moonshine and Mojo Hands and a new French Blues Documentary.
Keyboardist and musical collaborator Billy Earheart, is a founding member of the Grammy award winning group The Amazing Rhythm Aces since 1973, twenty-one year member of Hank Williams Jr's Bama Band, and has worked with Al Green, Eddie Hinton, Memphis Slim, Rufus Thomas and many other artists. He has recorded over 250 albums over his forty-plus year career.
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