Mark J. Lee is a Devon born songwriter and performing musician. Steeped in traditional country and old time sensibilities. Resonant, raw tenor vocals and Appalachian Folk and Country style guitar over sparsely arranged around cinematic, haunting yet humorous lyrics are the formula for his charmingly bleak 21st century frontier ballads. Influenced as much by Kurt Vonnegut and Ernest Hemmingway as he is by Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams and George Jones.
Live Mark has had the pleasure to share bills with the likes of Joshua Hedley, The Cactus Blossoms, Pat Reedy, Charlie Parr, Jack Grelle and the Corn Potato String Band and has performed shows in Morocco, Portugal and Germany as well all across the UK.
New single 'VAGABOND BLOOD' is out now on Property of the Lost.
"Beautiful, rainy day Country"
BBC Introducing Cornwall
"If you like your country music on the traditional side, this is definitely for you...
a must add to your music collection."
Forever British Country
"Mr Hardship himself"
"A sound that tips its hat to Nashville tradition and moves the genre into more modern and original pastures."
Railway Village Voice
"Real deal Alt Country star on the rise"
Global Texan Chronicles
"Heartfelt country to be adored.. a modern day storyteller."