Mark has a professional career that runs from the dance floor to the music stage. He has hosted
several songwriting circles in Nashville and Los Angeles, and Memphis, where he performs music and
dance therapy for St. Jude Children's Hospital. As a song writer he's collaborated with such notable
songwriter's as Dan Penn and Jim Lauderdale. His music and dance career has had him working with
such notable music artist as Dwight Yoakam, Clint Black, Tim McGraw, Michael Jackson, Lionel
Richie, Stevie Wonder and Janet Jackson. Mark also choreographed and created special dances for
the film industry. His favorite pieces of work are the dances he created in the successful rodeo film
8 Seconds. A film about the late great champion bull rider, Lane Frost. The movie was directed by
John Alvilson (Rocky and Karate Kid). He has also worked with high esteem directors as Mel
Brooks (To Be or Not to Be), and Gary Marshall (Quietus).
JAY DEE MANNIS--Steel Guitar
On steel is Jay Dee Mannis who goes way back...and one of the way backs is playing steel with
Gram Parsons in the The International Submarine Band and on the historic Byrds album Sweetheart
of the Rodeo. Another way back, Jay Dee was one of the Palomino Riders, the house band for the
famous Palomino Club in North Hollywood...now add just a few names he has picked with like:
Anne Murray, Arlo Guthrie, Barry Manilow, Rose Maddox, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Brenda Lee, Elton
John, Eric Clapton, Glenn Campbell, Goldie Hawn, Graham Nash,Hank Williams Jr., Burt Reynolds,
Eddy Dean, Tommy Roe, Clint Eastwood, Skeeter Davis, Tanya Tucker, Ronnie Milsap, Shelly
West, Buck Owens, Chris Hillman, David Frizzel, Eddy Rabbit, Dwight Yokum, Fats Domino, Mel
Tillis, Johnny Lee, Tom Jones, Dottie West, Herb Pedersen, Highway 101, Porter Wagoner, Randy
Travis, Ray Stevens, Rebecca Lynn, Slim Pickens, Bobby Vinton, Jim Stafford, Merle Haggard, The
Hagers, Rod Stewart, Jimmy Bryant, Waylon Jennings, Ray Charles, The Byrds, Charlie Daniels,
Buddy Cagle, Sammy Davis Jr., Richard Boone, Sawyer Brown, Dennis Weaver, Juilo Iglesias,
Mike Love, Gail Davies, Ray Price, Ringo Starr, Johnny Tilotson, Earl Scruggs, Rex Allen Jr., Freddy
Hart, Carlene Carter, Carol Chase, Tom Wopat, Gram Parsons, the Lennon Sisters, Jose Felicano,
Mickey Gilley, John Hartford, Juice Newton, Vince Gill, Pat Boone, Jessie Colter, Billy Armstrong,
Earl Ball, Tom Bresh, Vickie Lawrence, John Schnieder, Sugar Ray, Jerry Fuller, Charlie Rich, Neil
Diamond, Karen & Richard Carpenter, Roy & Dale Evans, Michael Martin Murphy, Tennessee Ernie
Ford, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as a tribute to Hank Williams Sr.
SKIP EDWARDS--piano--Band Music Director
Skip has recorded with:
Quintet, Roy Orbison & kd Lang, Tom Jones & Thomas Dolby, Keith Moon, Morrisey, Dave Alvin,
Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale, The Refreshments, Blue Rodeo, The Lonesome Strangers, Joy
Lynn White, Sara Evans, Jim Matt, Jeff Finlin, Scott Joss, The Hellecasters, Rosie Flores, Steve
Forbet, Tom Russell, The Meat Puppets, "A Town South of Bakersfield"/Vol. I,II,III, McGuinn,
Clark & Hillman, Firefall, Juice Newton, Darden Smith, and others.
Shocked, Desert Rose Band, Eddie Money, Walter Egan, Flying
Burrito Bros, Chris Hillman.
Saturday Night Live, Hot Country Nights, The Grammy Awards, Academy of Country Music
Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Solid Gold, Don Kirshner´s Rock Concert,
American Bandstand, The Midnight Special, The Joan Rivers Show, The Dennis Miller Show,
The Arsenio Hall Show,
The Merv Griffin Show, and others.
|Cary Park has been an in demand session and touring musician
for 20 years in Los Angeles. He’s been featured in Guitar Player /
Fender Frontline and this year released his first instructional
video for” MVP “ currently in most music stores.
A founding member of the rock country group “Boy Howdy’ which released 3 CDs for Curb/ 6 Videos CMT/TNN with a string of top 10 singles Cary has been blessed to have toured and recorded with some of the great artists of our time 5+ grammy winner Bruce Hornsby / Jimmy Messina (Loggins and Messina/Poco) Randy Meisner (Eagles the incredible voice of “Take it to the Limit” Rick Nelson /Poco) Some other recordings he’s been a part of : Deana Carters 5+ Platinum “Did I shave my legs for this”(Electric guitars on 1999 CMA Song of the year “Strawberry Wine”) LeAnn Rimes “Put a little Holiday in your Heart” / Olivia newton johns latest “Back with a Heart” Kevin Sharps platinum “Measure of a man”+”Love Is”/ The Clark Family Experience WB television pilot may 2001)/ “Fear Factor” host Joe Rogans latest comedy CD for Warner Brothers and numerous jingles and other recordings !
Boy Howdy was founded in 1990, in Los Angeles, California. (Before they materialized, most of the members either were solo artists or played with other singers and bands.) A year into their union, the band released an independent single titled, "When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home Again," at the height of the Gulf War. The band received such a huge response over the song that it caught the attention of a record label in Nashville, Tennessee, called Curb Records. Curb eventually signed them to the label. In 1992, Curb released Boy Howdy's debut album titled, Welcome to Howdywood. In 1994, Boy Howdy saw its biggest success with the release of their second album, She'd Give Anything. Even though it was only a mini-album, it produced two Top 5 singles in the title track, and "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore." 1995 saw the release of Boy Howdy's third (and second full-length) album, Born That Way.
|Taras Prodaniuk tours and plays bass for Lucinda William's. For years he was in Dwight Yoakam's band and played on his recordings. He has recorded with the likes of June Carter, Pete Anderson and Michelle Shocked, and Spencer Davis. He plays with the "Pete Anderson Experience", and for several years now has been a member of "The Bum Steers". He produced Mark Insley´s album, "Good Country Junk" and is a sought after studio bass player and producer.|