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More Storms Comin'
by Mark Selby
by Mark Selby
Mark Selby (c.1960 to 2017) was an American singer, songwriter and musician. Mark Otis Selby was born in about 1960 in Enid, Oklahoma, USA. Moving to Kansas in order to attend Fort Hays State University, he earned degrees there in music composition and classical guitar. After a time living in Woodstock, New York, he returned to Kansas in the early 1980s after being invited to play an acoustic guitar performance at the Smoky Hill River Festival. He then became a part of the Kansas Arts Commission Touring Artist Program, also performing in a group called 'The Sluggers'. Selby's first real involvement in top music circles came when he played guitar during recording sessions for artists such as Kenny Rogers, Johnny Reid, Keni Thomas, Jimmy Hall and Wynonna Judd. However, he probably became better-known as the co-writer of a number of songs, many with the 'blues-rock' artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, which included the No. 1 single "Blue on Black" (Billboard magazine's "rock track of the year" in 1998). Among his own first solo albums were two projects - "More Storms Comin'" (the title track of which is featured here) and "Dirt", both issued on 'Vanguard Records'. After then signing with 'ZYX Records' in Merenberg, Germany, he issued his next album, "Mark Otis Selby And The Horse He Rode In On". This all-acoustic release featured Selby on his 1974 Mossman guitar, spurring on a broad audience in both Germany and Switzerland. He later became one half of a performing duo with his wife, the songwriter Tia Sillers, and collaborated with her in writing the No. 1 song "There's Your Trouble", which was recorded by the 'Dixie Chicks' and won that band their first "Grammy" award for 'Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal' in 1999. The main guiding light on all his own "Grammy" winning projects was record producer Brent Maher, and a much more recent project, "Nine Pound Hammer", was released in 2008. Mark Selby died from cancer in Nashville on September 18th 2017, at the age of 56. He leaves wife Tia. http://themercury.com/features/arts_and_leisure/songwriter-mark-selby-dies-of-cancer/article_0cea8d8a-d278-51ec-99d3-5d618dd5b45b.html
Posted: 18th October 2017