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Mark Utley and Bulletville

 

Mark Utley - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Renee Frye - Vocals
Jeff Vanover - Electric Guitar
John Lang
- Pedal Steel
Ricky Nye - Piano, Organ
Kenneth Kimbrell - Bass
Todd Drake - Drums, Percussion

 

"As country as Country once was, bypassing the focus group-tested formula spoon fed to today’s commercial masses and served straight up. These songs are meant to be heard amidst both neon bar room glow and a barren moonlit road." - Bucket Full of Nails

MARK UTLEY & BULLETVILLE performs straight-up Country music in the classic style. Originally formed as an offshoot of Magnolia Mountain, the band has now come into its own as a powerhouse live and studio outfit. The band features MM's Mark Utley, Renee Frye, Jeff Vanover, and Todd Drake, joined by bassist Ken Kimbrell, world-renowned keyboardist Ricky Nye and award-winng pedal steel guitarist John Lang. Bulletville plays a combination of Mark's acclaimed original songs augmented by a great selection of classic Country covers by the likes of Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Gram Parsons, and more.

The band made its live debut in November 2012, and is now gigging around the greater Cincinnati area. They have been nominated for a 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Country category, and have performed recently at the 2014 Buckle Up Music Festival, 2014 MidPoint Music Festival, American Roots Concert Series on Fountain Square, and Bobby Mackey's Music World, and anchor their own monthly first-Sunday residency at Northside Tavern. Check the GIGS page for upcoming Bulletville shows, and be sure to "Like" the Bulletville Facebook Page for even more current updates.

Bulletville served as the backing band for Mark Utley's debut solo album, Four Chords and a Lie, released in July 2013. A brand new album, entitled Bulletville, was recorded in Novemer/December 2014 at Ultrasuede Studio with the Afghan Whigs' John Curley producing. The album will be released on vinyl LP, compact disc, and digital download by label This is American Music on April 11, 2015.

"This is true Country music. The hooks and melodies lure listeners in, allowing Utley’s lyrics to sink their teeth into them. Influences from Country music’s past litter the songs as Utley and company deliver a classic sound that never gets old. Country music is at a crossroads where over-produced pop melodies and hiphop-inspired vocals have over taken the industry, threatening to choke out any semblance of the classic sounds. Thankfully, there are bands like Bulletville that understand that good Country music is about substance not style, and this band is full of substance." - Chris Martin, Atlanta Music Examiner

 

 

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