by Peter Aaron
Brown’s country-folk tunes mirror his Woody Guthrie-esque troubadour working life as a carpenter, a farmer, a deep sea fisherman, and a mechanic, among other gigs. The stylistic reference points are impeccable: John Prine, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash. But Brown brings his own parched voice to the confessional songwriter’s stool as he weaves his weathered tales of creosote, corn, posthole diggers, and girls on dirt bikes.
“See You Next Time” is the opening cut of Skin & Bone:
Mark Brown and his band will perform at the Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale, New York, on August 6 at 8pm. Admission is $10. For more information, call (845) 658-9048 or visit www.rosendalecafe.com.