Mark Heyes (from the album Outrun the Law)
The title track slams the car door shut and hits the gas as Outrun the Law, the latest release from Mark Heyes, gets schooled running shine before hitting the big leagues of racing, wheels spinning and the goal on the checkered flag in Daytona, Talledega, Fontona, and Pocono. The common thread for the songs of Outrun the Law is the natural Country Folk warmth found in the vocals of Mark Heyes. The songs are backed by Folk (“Long Hard Road”), Barn Dance Bluegrass (“Backtrackin’”), Blues (“Matrimony Blues”), moody late night noir (“She Never Knew I Knew”), Gypsy Jazz (“Tribute to Django”), and twang-tinged Rock’n’Roll (“Just Wait and See”), all guided smoothly by the man behind the microphone, Mark Heyes.
Growing up in Madison, Wisconsin, Mark Heyes became a musical sponge after hearing The Beatles, learning any instrument he could wrap his hand around, eventually making his way west, setting up in Los Angeles and immersing himself in what became a twenty-eight-year career as an Emmy Winning writer and producer of music for television. Outrun the Law presents Mark Heyes as man and guitar, the album offering music that drifts like wisps of smoke in “Crystal Blue”, firebrand Outlaw Country with “What Can I Do”, and tender homecoming ballads on “Take Me Back to Durango” while Mark takes the temperature of political climates for “Red and Blue”.
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