Biography & Awards


American guitarist and songwriter Mark Searcy Middleton has a unique and diverse musical background. As an Arkansas native, he began guitar during his early teen years, but put it down for 15 years to raise a family and started back as a form of rehabilitation after a work accident severely damaged several fingers.  He soon immersed himself in the pre-war blues of the 1920s and 30s, and his solo acoustic blues recording of Blind Man's Blues earned his first nomination as "Musician of the Year" at the 2007 Texas Music Awards. He later won the award in 2014 for the colorful and all instrumental "Hazepipe" release. His body of work now contains 18 albums representing diverse influences ranging from Robert Johnson to Glen Campbell to Jimi Hendrix and fuses blues, rock, country, and jazz into original songwriting including ensemble, instrumental and solo compositions. He has also released 4 books of music transcription and guitar tablature.


-2023 International Songwriting Competition - Semi-Finalist “Even Dogs Have Bad Days”
- 2014 Texas Music Awards "Musician of the Year" for musical performance on "Mark Searcy - Hazepipe"
- 2013 Austin Blues Society - Heart of Texas Blues Challenge - Winner Solo/Duo - with Ginger Pickett
- 2012 Texas Music Awards - "Producer of the Year" Finalist
- 2008 International Blues Challenge - Semi-Finalist
- 2007 Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition - Finalist
- 2007 San Antonio Guitar Wars - Winner Best Acoustic Performance
- 2007 Texas Music Awards - "Musician of the Year" Finalist 
- 2007 International Blues Challenge - Semi-Finalist
- 2006 TBS Blues Challenge - Winner Solo/Duo
- 2005 San Antonio Guitar Wars - Winner Best Acoustic Performance

Press Photos

My Color

Sample Tracks

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Discography & BOOKS

DISCOGRAPHY  (Click here for Album Reviews)
Mark Searcy - Denouement (2023)
Mark Searcy & PER - Dragonflies at Dusk
Mark Searcy - Ground Zero (2022)
Mark Searcy & PER - The Pancake Eating Robots (2022)
Mark Searcy - Southern Heart (2021)
Mark Searcy - Arkansas Boy (2021)
Mark Searcy - Power of Love (2020)
Mark Searcy - My Color (2018)
Mark Searcy - Grapetown Rail (2017)
Mark Searcy - Strawberry Jam 1975 (2016)

Mark Searcy - St. Mary's Street (2015) 
Mark Searcy - Hazepipe (2013) 
Mark Searcy Band - Roadworthy (2011)
Mark Searcy - Bullseye (2010)
Mark Searcy Band - Wild Night In Texas (2010) 
Mark Searcy - Slideaway (2007) 
Mark Searcy - Blindman's Blues (2006)
Mark Searcy - Like Father, Like Son (2005)

Mark Searcy - Arkansas Boy Music Book (2021)
Mark Searcy - Power of Love Music Book (2021)
Mark Searcy - Guitar Tab Anthology - Volume II (2019)
Mark Searcy - Guitar Tab Anthology (2019) 

Rock Me Baby (2022)
Draco's Final Mission - featuring Sean Womack (2022)
Canon in D (2022)
Bluebonnets in the Spring -featuring Kori Janelle (2022)
Even Dogs Have Bad Days (2021)
My First Country Song (2021)
Last Sad Song (2021)
'69 Pontiac (2021)
I Ain't Workin' Anymore (2021)
Rock and Roll Machine (2021)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (2020)
Way Back When (2020)
Fayetteville (2020)
Lollipop Rainbow (2020)
Back to Arkansas (2020) 
Farewell to Jake (2019) 
County Farm (2019) 
Dust My Broom (2019) 
Don’t Cry a Tear – Pickett Searcy Coalition (2017)

Texas Delta Kings - Bootleggers (1999) 

Ginger Pickett - The Blues Picked Me (2013) 

Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, and Friends - KKR #25 (2016) 


Meet Mark Searcy... Performers like Searcy do not simply play their instruments, but rather become their instruments during a performance. Call it soul, call it a gift, or a midnight trade at a lonely cross road, no matter. Searcy has it.” - Lucky Boyd

— My Texas Music

With Power Of Love, Mark Searcy boldly steps into the 21stcentury guitar spotlight with a highly energized album filled with renewed blues-rock power” - Robert Silverstein

Roots Music Review Searcy is an accomplished composer with the ability to fuse jazz, rock, blues, folk, and country. They will certainly find that capturing the same inner soul will be impossible, as Searcy literally melts himself into each cut, a feat that labels him inimitable.” - Lucky Boyd

— MyTexas Music