Mark Bryan may have risen to fame playing guitar for Hootie & The Blowfish, but his dedication to the Charleston music scene on every platform imaginable has made this fact a simple line item on a resume packed with accomplishments. When Mark isn’t teaching class to arts management students at the College of Charleston, (a program that he helped create,) he is co-writing music, producing albums, lending background vocals, guesting with other artists and acting as a mentor to students who want to break into the industry. So for those of you even mildly familiar with this man’s ambition and commitment to the Charleston music scene, it won’t come as any surprise that Mark has graciously agreed to accompany Radney Foster at the Woolfe Street Playhouse this February the 26th to make what was already going to be a most spectacular evening even more special.
One of the coolest things about the live music experience is the way you get to know an artist through seeing them perform. Music fans try to replicate this through watching concert videos on youtube or listening to soundboard recordings of their favorite artists, but there are some things that you just cannot experience without buying a ticket to the show. Radney Foster is a prime example of one of these performers. If you ask anybody who has seen him perform, the first thing they will tell you is how amazing of a storyteller he is, both in his honest lyrics and in the way he speaks about his songs during the concert experience. Foster has written some of the most prolific folk songs that the genre has ever seen, and have been recorded by Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Keith Urban andJack Ingram. But his penned works for others do not outshine his own commercial successes; his first solo album produced four consecutive Top 40 hits and he would have nine others over the next decade, including "Just Call Me Lonesome" (#10, 1992) and "Nobody Wins" (#2, 1993). So those are just a few of the reasons why we are so excited to share this musical evening with all of our friends in the lowcountry. You can find tickets here and RSVP to the event on Facebook here. Mark your calendars for February 26th, y'all! If you aren't familiar with Radney's tunes, take a listen below.