What they say...

“New Jersey has Springsteen, New York has Billy Joel, northern B.C. has Mark Perry. These are the storytellers of their times and places.”

 

~ Frank Peebles / Prince George Citizen

What they say...

“Mark Perry had our audience captivated through the entire show. His heart shines through in his voice and his songs. Mark Perry’s performance is a ‘must-see’ and a ‘must-see again’.”   ~ Bruce Champion, Terrace Concert Society

What they say...

“The soundtrack for my life is taken from Mark Perry’s music. His song-writing, musical expression and stage presence emanates the very best, most magical qualities of life in a northern town. Perry’s music invites me in to sit by his fire and feel like a cherished neighbour for a while.”

 

~ Carolina DeRyk, Host, CBC Radio

What they say...

“It was an entirely entertaining evening that was over too soon.”

 

~ Tom Best, Interior News

What they say...

“Mark’s storytelling was truly heartfelt, honest and filled with humour and humility.”

 

~ Joe Taylor, Blast! Toronto

What they say...

“This singer/songwriter from Smithers is one of our finest, a guy whose songs are full of the telling little joys, frustrations and messy minutiae of real life. In a world of so much artifice, he’s one of the real things.”   ~ J.P.M., The Province, Vancouver, BC

What they say...

“Geography may have shaped Perry’s character, but it hasn’t compromised his music’s universal appeal.”   ~ The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, BC

What they say...

“Offers a real slice of life, sans saccharin. I recommend it.”   ~ Rogue Folk Reviews

A Mark Perry concert is like a Canadian roadtrip...

 

A dozen albums strong, Mark Perry is deeply loved in regions across Canada for his good-humoured, thought-provoking performances and socially-narrative songs. He is recognized as an important storyteller of time & place, sweeping you up in emotional and animated tales of sinking ferries, springtime floods, NHL dreams… or buying a car for “two cords of wood and 24 beer”. “New Jersey has Springsteen, New York has Billy Joel, northern BC has Mark Perry,” salutes music reviewer Frank Peebles. Towns dying, towns being born, small planes going down… this Canadian singer-songwriter draws us in with his personal insights and reminds us who we are. His rich vocals & guitar are accompanied by everything from accordion & violin to pedal steel, drums & bass. He draws upon his huge repertoire of music, both contemplative and lively, performing at festivals, in theatres and community halls. You’ll be transfixed by a dirt road ballad one minute, and cutting a rug to a river-rising frolic the next.

NEW SINGLE: Cold Road

RELEASED MARCH 19, 2019 & premiered on Roots Music Canada
Hear a bit about what hockey means in Canada and the spirit of kids pursuing their NHL dreams…

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A live take with Ian Olmstead and Mark Thibeault,(power trio ? ha) playing "Northbound" in Old Highway Studios, Smithers BC ~ thanks also Incite Arts video production. Thanks Colin at Old Highway. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mae Moore - IMHO an unheralded Canadian gem ! Today I reached down into my frozen van's console and came out with "Oceanview Motel" and "Bohemia". I plugged them in and got transported, again..The first time I heard Mae, many years ago, I was out of place and swerving a little, in a rare visit to the Railway Club in Vancouver..There she was on stage singing and those cool open chords were ringing out ..crazy ! I remember "I will watch over you" and it was outright exotic to me. In her song "Pieces of Clay"I still love the line "I could never fill his empty cup" ..Mae, thanks for being you ! ... See MoreSee Less

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