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BIOGRAPHY

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 11 albums representing diverse influences ranging from Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix and fuses blues, rock, and jazz into original songwriting including ensemble, instrumental and solo compositions.

 AWARDS

- 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

Discography & BOOKS

DISCOGRAPHY  (Click here for Album Reviews)
Mark Searcy - Arkansas Boy (coming 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)

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

SINGLES
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)

COLLABORATIONS 
Texas Delta Kings - Bootleggers (1999) 

CONTRIBUTIONS 
Ginger Pickett - The Blues Picked Me (2013) 

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

PRESS

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

..as 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

Searcy and Boss can flat get down on guitar and harmonica, respectively, but both show proper restraint by serving the songs instead of the egos. Listen for the guitar/harp duet on Stumblin' to hear how it should be done...” - Jim Beal, Jr.

— San Antonio Express News

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