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This power trio is far from your traditional blues based outfits. Featuring amplified 12 string acoustic guitars, lap steel, didjireedoo, pumping driving roots rhythms grooves that make this act one of the hottest and dynamic live acts around.
The band is led by singer/songwriter and guitarist Mark Black, whose musical credentials include 2 self produced studio albums and a double live album and concert dvd featuring the 13 Piece Big Band "The Roots Orchestra". Also featuring Seamus Devenny on drums and percussion and Brendan McGlynn on bass.
Mark Black whose live appearances included Glastonbury 2009, Sea Sessions 2010, Derry City Jazz & Big Band Festival 2010, Castlebar Blues Festival 2009/2010, Limavady Blues Festival 2009/2010, Blues On The Bay Festival 2010 and Earagail Arts Festival 2009/2010, Enniskillen Arts Festival 2010., Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues festival 2008/2009/2010. His distinctive style of "rootsy blues" often combines rock, country and Celtic influences into the powerful mix.
Over the past number of years he has toured with and supported amongst others, Alabama 3, Paddy Casey, Mundy, Hot House Flowers, Jerry Fish & The MudBug Club, Brian Kennedy, Duke Special, Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford from Squeeze. In December 2009 the Mark & The Roots Orchestra were joined onstage by special guest Henry McCullough for an unforgetable performance of leadbellys ʻWestern Plainʼ.