It’s really all about the blues. It is the constant that has run through the music journey that Mark has taken. While not a classic blues man it is undeniable that the Blues runs deep in Marks singing, bass playing and songwriting. Mark wrote the music on his CD to reflect what he was seeing, hearing, and feeling at the time. He read something a friend once said,” a song is a gift that you need to polish and regift to others”. Mark’s music is a mix of styles that combines elements of Sting, John Mayer, and Keb Mo. Love, relationships, the water, and politics, are themes that permeate the songwriting. What is common? They are all bluesy, they are all delivered with soul and they all come from a very real place. In October of 2013 Mark Bezanson released his first CD of original material called Half Lies Half Truths.
“Mark Bezanson’s CD, “Half Lies Half Truths”, lives up to the ambivalence of its title. The record’s themes and music seem frequently at odds: catchy pop riffs deliver biting political exposés, funk rock tunes contain painful psychological narratives, and jazz sections interrupt rock ballads on the emotional vagaries of love. The result? Exhilarating, beautiful, perturbing.” -The Grapevine, Wolfville N.S.
When not performing his own tunes and choice covers, Mark splits his time playing with The Mark Bezanson Trio; a great Rock and Soul trio that can also deliver on a set or two of Jazz Standards, and playing bass and singing for Jokers Right. Singer, songwriter, bassist, and music teacher , Mark Bezanson mixes jazz, blues, soul and funk influences to create a style that is as familiar as it is diverse.
Jan 31 Kings Arms Commons in Wolfville 5-9 (solo show)
Feb 1. With David Chamberland at Kings Theatre
Feb 8th With Jokers Right Greenwood
Feb 16 Kings Arms Commons in Wolfville 12-3 with Noah Scanlan
Feb 21 at Kings Arms in Kentville 5:30-9:30 (solo show)
Feb 22 with Jokers Right at Kings Arms
March 12 with Jokers Right for The Hundred Club at The Capital Pub in Middleton
March 14 with Jokers Right at Greenwood Base St.Paddy’s Day
March 28th Private party with Jokers Right
The Band Tribute – Ophelia
Featuring Caleb Miles, Mike Carroll, Noah Scanlan, Bob Federer, Jeff Hennessy and sung by Mark Bezanson.
Performed at Night Kitchen YELLOW on November 3rd 2012 at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville Nova Scotia.