Mark Gorman - Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter
Mark Gorman is a Native Texan, true to his roots. Not just a mindless Texas Troubadour, Mark's writing is prolific and powerfully authentic. Musicians come and go, but Mark Gorman is equal parts singer/songwriter/guitar slinger and Texas cowboy/historian/storyteller. Texas history is deeply storied in a multicultural mix, clash and melding process that puts Texas on the map worldwide as someplace special. Mark Gorman's music touches it all, from Texas Swing, Blues, Country, Cowboy and Americana to Hispanic, Germanic and Appalachian elements which make Texans uniquely recognizable around the globe. These are the roots from the people that were never able to tame this vast state, but were able to settle within it's vast borders to survive and possibly make a living.
Texas Music is as rich as its history and Mark Gorman is a Texas singer/songwriter who finally does justice to the Texas Music genre.
Mickey Hartzog - Drums and Percussion
Mickey comes back to us after an 18-year hiatus. He hails from a family of musicians in Rochester, New York where he started playing live music at a very young age with his father’s band whenever they had “day gigs”. His passion for music and specifically percussion eventually allowed him to travel the country and compete nationally with several drum and bugle corps as he solidified his roots in the marching percussion arena as a performer, arranger, and educator for over 25 years. Along the way, with a stop in Lake Charles, Louisiana at McNeese State University, Mickey studied under Dr. Terry Mahady, & Timmy Dugas, then moved to Dallas in the early 90’s and has been here since, playing in many different genres such as Jazz, R&B, Blues, Rock, Zydeco & Country in live bands and as a studio musician. Mickey joined the Mark Gorman Band circa 2000 and you can hear him on the Mark Gorman 2001 award nominated album, All Night Long where he played Drum set and Percussion. In 2004, Mickey took some time off and returns today a greater man and a more powerful force with which to be reckoned.
Dave Hutchison- Bass
Born in Gainsville, Texas, Dave Hutchison began his musical journey in Dallas where the family had moved. Playing guitar under the tutelage of his father, his early roots were in Bluegrass and Country. In his early teen years, he formed a local band with some friends, but when his father was transferred to Frankfort, Kentucky, David and his family again uprooted. He began his high school career as the “new kid”, but it was there that Hutchison met some other guys who had a band. They had no room for a guitar player but were looking for a bassist. That’s when Dave pivoted from 6 string guitars and Country Music to 4 string bass and Rock ‘n Roll. “I never looked back”, he recounts. 2 years later, the family moved back to Dallas. When Dave approached his former bandmates about rejoining the group, they had no opening for a guitarist. Luckily for them, David was a bass player and stepped back into the group. After marrying his sweetheart, Dave and his new family took up residence in Waxahachie, Texas and has been a permanent force in Ellis County, both as a business owner and bassist.
Over the years, Dave Hutchison returned to his Country and Western roots as bassist in many North Texas bands. He has opened for the likes of John Anderson, Little Texas, Tanya Tucker, B B King, Bonnie Raitt, Mark Chestnut and Gene Watson just to name a few. Now, he has stepped into the role of playing the bass lines around Mark Gorman’s guitar and vocals. “…it’s all about the groove”, Hutchinson quips about being a part of the rhythm section. Hutchison recently said, "I enjoy playing with [Mark and Brian in] The Mark Gorman Band because of [the] songwriting and musicianship. I enjoy playing original songs much more than covers." Dave Hutchison is once again the "new kid", but there's nothing new to his role of laying down the bottom line.