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Profile – Mark Poutney

A regular feature on the exciting Liverpool acoustic scene Mark Pountney arrives at West Kirby Live after self-releasing a trio of self-titled albums of chilled americana influenced folk music. The singer-songwriter was a member of The Marbles, Super Giant and the Mojave Collective who he released a cracker of an album with called Rust and Dust.

His latest release Live At Home is a collection of songs recorded in front of his fire on Boxing Day. The songs explore Pountney’s many qualities and  cover a variety of styles and subjects; from space missions to gunfighter ballads. The songs are stripped to their most basic form just one man and his guitar.

Pountney draws inspiration from a plethora of music’s greatest with American folk greats of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Willie Nelson for his exquisite guitar work as the 60s rock hits of Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead and the Beach Boys inspire his lyrics.

Pountney brings a bit of a scouse twang to a sound that defines rolling desert, good times and summers nights- let’s hope the weather suits his warm vocals and sunset guitar lines.

Checkout the video for Mark Pountney’s track Teardrop Trail recorded in the baking surroundings of the Mojave Desert here


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