Ham Jam House -Concert

Mark Jungers
03/08/2013

Mark Jungers will play a fine acoustic concert on Friday, March 8th, at 7:00 PM.


“The Texas highways are littered with the discarded Texan songwriters who failed the authenticity sniff test. But veteran singer Mark Jungers has survived, writing songs that fit the here and now of rural America without sounding cheap or pandering.”
- Taproot Radio Best of 2011

The commitment and persistence to the art of songwriting are key ingredients of the latest CD by Mark Jungers. His sixth CD… More Like a Good Dog Than a Bad Cat is his third self-produced album in nearly as many years, which was released in the summer of 2011.

Mark's reputation as one of Austin's premier songwriters continues to grow, as an increasing number of musicians are performing his material. Adam Carroll, Susan Gibson, and Owen Temple, generally recognized as some of Texas' finest current batch of songwriters, and Canada's Roger Marin frequently collaborate with him on songs.

Mark has shared bills with James McMurtry, Fred Eaglesmith, Gurf Morlix, Chris Wall, Joe Ely, The Derailers, Guy Clark, Gary P. Nunn, Hayes Carll, Slaid Cleaves, Slobberbone, Trout Fishing in America, Billy Joe Shaver, Charlie Robison, The Gourds, Terri Hendrix, and the list goes on.

Intelligent music with integrity is not a genre because not many songwriters would fit into that category. You can call it what you want, Americana, folk, roots rock, some that are not in touch even call it country rock. But if you haven’t heard him, you need to; because if you like the forementioned genres it’s all that and more.

In Mark Jungers' world, country, roots rock, folk, blues and bluegrass music are not mutually exclusive. Gutsy, unpretentious music filled with spirit and spontaneity is what you’ll find whether Mark is playing solo, duo, or with a full band.

"CONSISTENTLY SATISFYING, close-to-the-earth singer songwriter who plows reality with a finely honed sense of irony. He shares a somewhat existential rural outlook filled with hardships to overcome or not, conjuring cattle rustling, snowstorms, gambling everything on a single chance, and, yes, even a bit of man-woman love."
- Tom Geddie, Buddy Magazine, January, 2012

"The Texas highways are littered with the discarded Texan songwriters who failed the authenticity sniff test. But veteran singer Mark Jungers has survived, writing songs that fit the here and now of rural Texas without sounding cheap or pandering. My focus tracks are "Show Me A Sign," "Wasn't Thinking," "50 Head", and "Drive."
- Calvin Powers, TaprootRadio.com, December 15th, 2011

"Mark Jungers - Riverdown (More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat)- Jungers is a songwriter of often astonishing depth and focus, so maybe it's odd that the one that sticks with me the most off of the new album is one of its most cheery, upbeat, sing-songy numbers. The whole album's terrific, but charmers like this one hold the heavier stuff together (there's a metaphor for life there somewhere...)"
- Mike Messick, Texas Music Scene, December 5th, 2011

"Aside from Mark's already proven strong songwriting and his passionate, honest delivery, what sets him apart is that he, along with The Whistling Mules, have created a unique sound that's stands out from anything else around. The playing is not only tight and energetic, but their use of instruments is brilliantly creative."


Discography...

More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat -2011
•Debut at #5 on FAR chart

Whistle This -2009
•Live recording at Gruene Hall & Cheatham Street Warehouse, Texas

Silos & Smokestacks -2007
•13 weeks on the Americana chart

One For The Crow -2004
•14 weeks on the Americana chart, 26 weeks on Roots Music Report, and reached #2 on XM Radio’s X-Country

Standing In Your Way -2002

Black Limousine -2000


Link...
Mark Jungers Website


Concert...
Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.

$15 suggested admission donation

BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!