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Sounds Like: Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Gordon Lightfoot, The Smiths, Justin Hayward
Bio: Composer, producer, singer, musician/creator of a melange of material. Some pop, some is more vintage rock (political, economic &/or apocalyptic), some of a mellow or easy listening type, & some that is more spiritually-oriented.
“The music of Markke celebrates life, love, loneliness, loss and the human condition appealing to the archetypal within our souls. Markke's sonorous voice at times serenades with balletic grace and at other times, it summons us to wake up with a gutsy depth of resonance that hits home deep in the heart. As musician and philosopher, he has opened this chapter of his musical life to us in this new material, from the upbeat infectiousness of "If Not For You" to the bittersweet sentimentality of "There'll Always Be Times". If his intention is to entertain, he does so in many ways and on many levels: if his intention is to wake us up to national political and global reality, he does, and viscerally so. Markke's music must be listened to for the lyrics and for the beauty of his voice in telling the thoughts and stories of his life. You will enjoy the many layers of his talent and feel compelled to re-hear the different voices he brings to his messages. Accompanying music is awesome as well.”