Show-stopping blues guitarist Paul Mark of Paul Mark and the Van Dorens joined Carolyn Fox in the studio to discuss his new CD, “The Smartest Man in the Room,” which will be released at the end of the month.
Paul Mark will be a special guest on the upcoming Blues Edition of “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight” which will air on Saturday, May 26 at 1 AM on 1580 AM in Los Angeles.
The new “Smartest Man in the Room” CD is destined to be classic. The rhythms are compelling and the lyrics are funny and thought provoking. Paul Mark and the Van Dorens are true artists who have honed these tunes performing for live audiences. Recorded in New Orleans and Memphis, this album delivers a swaggering sound that you generally can only get live.
A rouges’ gallery of public figures (Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Alan Greenspan, and Bernie Madoff ) appear on the cover art as members of an elementary school class. The liner notes not only provide a map of who’s who, but also the damning quote that earned them a nomination for “Smartest Man in the Room.” This is one album you’ll want to have on CD.
The lone cover track on the album, “Don’t Ya Tell Henry,” a Dylan tune from “The Basement Tapes,” captures the high-octane energy of a great night in the club and features some killer singing. Check out the new video below and tune into “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight” on May 26 to hear more music and the interview with Paul Mark.