CD is not a showcase of Dwight's soulful, heartfelt vocals; or his
musicianship on the mandolin and slide guitar; or the great
company of musicians he selects such as the Subdudes'
John Magnie and Steve Amedee.
Tyler brings all the right ingredients together for a tasteful showcase
of the songs. From the R&B groove of the title track, to
the bluegrassy reggae mandolin of Touch the Moon, through
the heartfelt ballad of Recipe Box, the bluesy dobro on Mo'
Trouble Than Love, the acoustic rock anthem I Can't Hold
Her Down, to the 8 piece mandolin ensemble backing
Down In Tuscany - Good Thing is a collection of
original, compelling, introspective
feel-good songs that wraps up with a bonus track - a hauntingly
sweet rendition of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" played
on the Hawaiian Weissenborn guitar - if you close your eyes, you
can imagine him playing it in one of the doorways to a thousand
They got a good, good thing!
|Good Thing is
an eight panel, full-color, environmentally-friendly
packaged CD using recycled materials. You still get
color photos and all the lyrics, without the wasteful
plastic tray or jewel case that often breaks and is discarded. While this packaging is a more expensive
approach, it makes Good Thing a right thing!
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Mark's CD "Good Thing" is a winning mix of great
songwriting, personal yet accessible lyrics, and ringing
acoustic & electric textures all supported by heartfelt
vocals. A variety of string instruments, including mandolin
and lap steel, are used to rich effect and his mandolin
playing in particular, stands in contrast to its usual
staccato role in bluegrass. This is a strong recording
deserving of a wider audience.
Volk, Freelance Writer for Steel Guitar World &
Acoustic Guitar Magazine and author of The Lap Steel Guitar
Book soon to be released by Centerstream Publishing.
gimmicks here, just a good solid performance and production
from a multi-talented musician: composer, poet/lyricist,
singer, and instrumentalist, and his musical buddies. There
are varied moods in the CD, lyric, rhythmic, melodic, and
instrumental, enough that it maintains a refreshing quality
from beginning to end. Let's hope Dwight doesn't take this
occasion to rest with his well-deserved laurels, but gets to
work soon on giving us more "good things."
Sams (retired unemployed wanna-be street musician) Dallas,
have known Dwight Mark for almost a decade. We met in the
early 90's when he decided he wanted to play just about
every instrument with strings attached. The thing that
impressed me then was his creative drive and determination
to find his own voice. Clearly, Dwight has arrived with his
latest effort entitled Good Thing - great songwriting and
musicianship which walks between the lines of pop music and
his acoustic roots.
Rob Anderlik - Mt. Prospect, Illinois
for your CD which is really great. I enjoy your music very
much. I would say my favorite track is "It's My
Turn" but it's really hard to choose because they are
all very very good. It's an album that everybody is liable
to love, really pleasant to listen to. I don't know
what I could say more... Just perhaps that this is the first
time this year I listen to an album that is so great from
the beginning to the end :o)
Take care, Floriane from France
listener who discovered the CD during a broadcast on www.eltonmohito.net)
a world hungry for good solid adult rock music, I was so
excited to finally receive my copy of Dwight Mark's first
complete CD release "Good
Thing". I was really blown away by
the way "Good Thing" was able to showcase all of
Dwight's vocal, instrumental and songwriting expertise.
"Good Thing" assembles Dwight along with some of
Colorado's finest studio musicians into a very listenable
collection of just plain good
Angeline G - Walnut Creek, California
you so much for sending me your new CD. I spent the
past hours listening to your songs and I wish you will
go on creating such nice music for the people in a time
where we all need beautiful things and peace.
Barbara - Greve, Italy
HAVE REALLY COME A LONG WAY SINCE WE'VE MET. THIS IS A
PROFESSIONAL ALBUM SHOWING YOUR ABILITY AS A
SINGER/SONGWRITER/ARRANGER AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST
PEACE KRAIG KENNING
Mark's "Good Thing" is a "Great
have been playing Dwight's new CD constantly since receiving
it and listening to it - it has already become like
listening to an old friend. And by the way, Dwight's
an old friend too. Every chance I get I make it a
point to play his music for friends and family alike.
quality is just so "Good". As they say, this
set of music has "Legs" and we will count
ourselves luck to keep hearing this and more from a truly
gifted singer songwriter. Just wish we could here
tunes off of the CD more often during Dwight's live
songs are my favorite? Well, there's not a weak song
on the whole CD and all of the songs compliment each other.
If I had to choose some favorites they would have to be
songs like "It's My Turn" (When this song comes on
the party really gets moving) "Far Away From Here"
(creates fantastic visuals in my mind. A very well put
together song both lyricly and musically) and
"Somewhere In Between" (perhaps my most favorite
because of the personal connections it makes with the
listener - this one's a classic - just you wait and see)
a pleasure knowing Dwight and seeing his musical career
blossom. He deserves this success and we deserve to
hear his great work. That's why I broadcast all of his
recent tunes on internet radio. I hope to be adding
more of Dwight's great music to the broadcast in the future.
Right now you can hear all of the tunes from the "Good
Thing" CD as well as a couple of treats (pre-cuts from
Mountain Moves that include earlier versions of tunes from
Good Thing as well as others. Check it out at www.eltonmohito.net
(I have a link to Dwight's stream there).
Mark has not only complemented Dysfunction
Junction, but has
taken our music to a whole new level. He came into our world
with a ****load of stringed instruments, an unconventional
technique and energy that captivates the audience. He has
definitely added a new dimension to our Lodo
new solo project seems to be an expression of what is not
readily apparent during our live shows. It's more of a
musical expression of his passions: nature, travel, family,
friends and the mysteries of love. He's somewhat reluctant
to merge these original pieces with our roots rock cover
hootenanny, but if you ask nicely (and buy him a shot of
tequila) he may play a few during the breaks."
Saunders Singer/Guitarist/Foot Stomper/Assistant Bottle
Lead Singer/Guitarist of Dysfunction Junction
just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your new and
fantastic CD. You really do have a lot of talent and the
drive to make all of your dreams come true! My favorite song
is "Too Soon To Say" and I really love your
version of "In Your Eyes"!
Melissa - Littleton, CO