Thursday, December 24, 2009
Former AC/DC Bassist Mark Evans Messin' With The Blues
Here's a brand new December 2009 interview with Mark Evans - former AC/DC bassist, who supplied the bottom end on 70's era classics like "Jailbreak," "TNT," and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap." Mark is now a full-fledged bluesman, teaming up with former Buffalo alum Dave Tice. The duo have recently released a seven-track, gut-wrenchingly honest piece of work called "Brothers In Arms," comprised of Tice's originals, as well as a few tasty covers - including Robert Johnson's "Love In Vain." In this interview, Mark chats about the new CD - production, song selection, vibe, all the mechanics. He also talks about his history with the blues, including how he was lucky enough to see Junior Wells and Buddy Guy in Australia during the early 70's. Mark details his working relationship with Dave Tice, and how the duo achieve their sound with just a couple of acoustic guitars and a dash of pure soul. Speaking of guitars, Mark reveals he is a serious guitar collector - actually dealing guitars now, and his choice of vintage instruments certainly shines through in the new recordings. Finally, a chat with Mark wouldn't be complete without asking him about his days in AC/DC. which I do. Make sure to visit Mark online to check out what he's been up to at http://www.markevansblues.com/ and www.myspace.com/ticeandevans. Thanks so much to Mark for the interview, he couldn't have been a nicer guy, even enduring a series of mishaps with our international call!
Listen To The December 2009 Interview With Mark Evans: