The Stripped Sessions w/ Mark Geary
THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2013
"His delicate songs about love and defiance…recall Richard Thompson and John Lennon….one of the East Village’s favorite adopted sons." – Time Out NY
Mark Geary is a Dublin born musician who emigrated to New York City at the age of 19. He spent his early years performing in NYC at the famed Sin-e Café alongside other up and coming musicians, including friend Jeff Buckley. Garnering respect and attention from both audiences and fellow artists, Mark has been featured on bills with musicians Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, Coldplay, The Frames and The Swell Season among others. In 2011 Mark supported Glen Hansard on his European solo tour.
Mark has released 4 studio albums & a live record that was recorded in various venues in NYC, all on Louisville, Kentucky based record label SonaBLAST! Records. His second album, the acclaimed Ghosts, was named 2005's Album of the Year by the Irish Voice. Billboard Magazine said Ghosts “evokes Van Morrison, particularly his early-1970s era,” and called it “a collection of superb songs delivered with a quiet intensity that will endear itself to listeners.”
In addition to his own albums, Mark has composed the score to several films; 2005’s Loggerheads, 2006’s Steel City, and 2010′s Sons of Perdition, a Tribeca Film Festival favorite and one of the first documentaries featured in the Oprah Winfrey Network Documentary Club. His songs have also been featured on various television shows including One Tree Hill and Bones.
Mark’s 4th album, songs about love, songs about leaving, was released on sonaBLAST! Records in 2011 and features singers Jenna Nichols & Glen Hansard. In 2012, he has toured Ireland, the UK, the Czech Republic and Germany and is continuing to tour through Europe in support of the new record. Mark is currently working on his next record. For more information, please visit his website at www.markgeary.com.