“flannery’s prayers” release date: 4/18/17

“flannery’s prayers”, a nine song collection of edge-folk, Americana spirituals derived from A Prayer Journal, by Flannery O’Conner will be released on cdBaby in a couple of days. Here’s a video we made while recording one of the songs from it, ‘Picky Fish Bone’

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New Lane Kristian/Mark W Winchester CD “LAMA”

“LAMA” is a collaboration with one of my favorite Nashville roots Guitarist/Singer/Writers Lane Kristian. Lane plugs straight in to the amp, and he and I have shared stages for years since he moved here from Illinois. We share a deep affinity for jump blues, particularly Wynonnie Harris tunes. One day Lane called to say he […]

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The Long Life and History of “Moon Over Memphis”

Last Week, my song “Moon Over Memphis” won the 2015 International Bluegrass Musicians Association (IBMA) ‘Song Of The Year’ award, as recorded and performed by Balsam Range. Here’s a video of them doing their awesome version of the tune: Fresh and brand new to the bluegrass world, but the song has been around in my […]

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Sizzle Went The VCR

Thursday, May 7th. 8-10 p.m. @ Brown’s Diner, the second ever public performance by the Sizzle. Come get a burger and a beer and have your face melted and then politely put back together by a ballad. My alter ego Sid Smothers fronts this band with Rick Havoc (Lonow) on drums and David “Dark” Martin […]

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New Website/New Lo-Fi Release

Fans of Mark W. Winchester Music, I have a new website and a new Lo-Fi, Hi-Character Digital Release entitled; “LITTLE SOUL PIECES”. Posting the first track. Please visit the site, or Bandcamp to hear the whole album. The songs were performed, captured and mixed on MacBook’s GarageBand using the built-in-microphone’s “automatic recording level” the very […]

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