Mark Kerr

Mark Kerr-Blues Musician

Tennessee native Mark Kerr, never found success beyond his grasp. From the age of twelve his course was clear, and from his earliest days in music he has built bridges that have connected him, not to his peers alone, but to the world at large.

Mark picked up the guitar at the age of twelve and before long, he was receiving recognition for his musical abilities. Where as many kids at twelve years of age may be content to watch television or to hang out with others of their own age, Mark had one singularly focused ambition.

He wanted to become a musician. And so devoted was he to this pursuit, he would often fall to sleep at night with his guitar “strapped on.”

Mark would eventually play with Percy Sledge and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Curtis Mayfield’s Impressions.

After thirteen years of touring, Mark attended Northwestern State University where he studied music theory, while working very diligently on his jazz, blues and rock skills.

Mark was nominated for Musician of the Year by The Academy of Texas Music, for his guitar work on One Drink Away From The Blues.

Mark was inducted into the National Heritage Foundation Blues Hall of Fame.

Mark’s CD has been aired on 300 plus radio stations worldwide.
And has charted in the top 25 on many of these stations.

Mark finished in the top 1500 of the 2007 Billboard Songwriting Competition. And, finished as the second place winner in the 2007 Unisong International Songwriting Competition with his title cut, “One Drink Away From The Blues.”

Mark has achieved these great accomplishments as an independent artist.

As Mark tells it, “I want to continue to be a positive influence in the independent arena.”
“And a role model for all independents to see that through hard work, and a positive attitude, most anything can be achieved.”

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