Country-Rocker Mark Mackay Releases New Album—Trials & Tribulations
02 May 2017
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Southern California’s country-rocker Mark Mackay releases his new album, Trials & Tribulations, intertwining his west-coast lifestyle with country appeal, one guitar lick at a time. The project is available for download via major digital retailers, and physicals can be purchased at Mackay’s live shows.
“This album compiles my personal songwriting and co-written material, along with outside finds, but all of the tracks remain true to my artistry,” said Mackay. “I think the flow of this album has a quality that traditional country fans will appreciate, while including enough mainstream influence for today’s audience.
Trials & Tribulations was recorded in Los Angeles with producer, Phil Dixon and mixed by Christian James Hand. With half of the eight-track collection written solely by Mackay, the project exemplifies his evocative songwriting and authentic sound that sits at the crossroads of country and rock-and-roll.
Los Angeles’ Lucky Strike Live will host Mackay’s album release party on May 11, which will include performances from Tina Michelle and the Rhinestone Cowboys and Bleeding Harp as well as Mackay.
Trials & Tribulations Track Listing:
I’ve Already Won (Debra Gussin)
Settle for a Small Town (Mark Mackay)
I Can’t Stop You (Jeffery Steele)
Road to Mustang (Mark Mackay)
I’ll Be Alright (Mark Mackay)
Better in Love (Mark Mackay)
Without Me (Beau Garner)
Reno (Alex Woodard)
Currently on tour with Joe Nichols and Jackie Lee, Mackay has headlined numerous clubs and festivals. He’s also had the opportunity to open for country stars like Frankie Ballard, Eli Young Band, Cole Swindell, Tracy Lawrence and Old Dominion, plus legendary rockers The Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) and Orianthi. This past year, Mackay played 230 shows, leadingMusic Connection to recognize him as one of the Top 100 National Live Acts. For an extended list of tour dates, click here.
Raised in the greater San Francisco area but a longtime resident of Los Angeles, Mackay is a talented multi-instrumentalist who can play guitar, banjo, and piano—in which he is classically trained. Mackay attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood to further expand upon his musical abilities and knowledge.