I've Got a Feeling

Mark Wayne Glasmire

Mid-tempo, feel good song about love at first sight, reminiscent of sound of early Eagles

MARK WAYNE GLASMIRE MINI-BIO

With a voice as comfortable as your favorite old shirt and as warm as springtime, Mark Wayne Glasmire has all an artist needs to touch a listener’s heart. His songs are garlanded in rainbow harmonies that bring The Eagles and CS&N to mind. His lyrics have a rare universal appeal, to lovers of all ages. Women feel his respect and attention; guys wouldn’t mind sharing a few stories with him over a beer or two. All that rings true on Can’t Be Denied, which releases this fall.
His parents had given him a guitar as a Christmas present when he was 10 years old. Soon Glasmire began applying his love for writing short stories to writing original tunes. He was still too shy to play in public until his girlfriend at Kutztown State University talked him into playing at a coffeehouse in her dormitory. That’s all it took. After earning his degree in business administration, Glasmire recalls, “I’d do construction for my dad. Then I’d get cleaned up and drive an hour and a half to New York, through the Holland Tunnel and right into the Village. I’d play and come home at 2:30 or 3 in the morning. I’d get up at 6:30 and go back to work. On top of that I was playing locally in Pennsylvania.” Sonny Ochs, sister of the late folk legend Phil Ochs, soon hired Glasmire and his friend Pat Troiani to perform at the historic Greenwich Village venue Gerde’s Folk City. Before long they were featured along with Suzanne Vega, Dave Van Ronk and Jesse Winchester on an episode of the PBS series Phil Ochs Song Nights, as well as on bills with Gordon Lightfoot, Tracy Chapman and other luminaries. In search of new challenges and maybe a less grueling routine, Glasmire moved to Nashville, where he learned that he wasn’t the type of writer who could churn out country hits on command. “Some great people in Nashville can do that all day long,” he says. “I’m not one of them. I tried to be more country. But I found out pretty quick that you won’t find success until you’re true to who you are. Don’t try to be somebody else. If you’re constantly trying to be what somebody else wants you to be, you’re in trouble.” And so Glasmire left for Texas, settled in Arlington and began composing more personally. This time, with writing chops sharpened in Nashville, he hit the stride he maintains to this day. His peers acknowledged his achievements with numerous awards — first place in the B.W. Stevenson Memorial Songwriting Competition in Dallas, the Dallas Songwriters Association International Songwriting Competition and the GINA/LAWIM Songwriting Competition in Los Angeles, as well as the Grand Prize in the Country Song division of the 2010 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest. His single “I Like You” lodged for nine weeks at the top of Europe’s International Country HotDisc Chart in 2011. All traces of his onetime stage fright had vanished as he opened for Dierks Bentley, Guy Clark and other headliners. More important, he grew to know himself better as an artist and to understand his mission. In a way, his horizons drew closer as he sought inspiration through everyday events. He’s part of a community, in a place where you know most of the folks know each other by their first name. But even — maybe especially — in this intimate world, his songs convey greater meaning than ever. Which is all he ever really wanted. Harvested from life and shaped by Glasmire’s unique talent, Can’t Be Denied won’t be denied. But it can be savored again and again as music as limitless in its appeal as imagination itself.

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Can't Be Denied

Mark Wayne Glasmire

A collection of upbeat tunes on popular subjects. The players and tracks are outstanding. The musicians are all road-dogs that tour and perform with many famous artists covering all genres. Buy this CD and you will be glad you did!

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I Like You

Mark Wayne Glasmire

Mark's music has been described as: "Like watching James Taylor and Harry Chapin pitching pennies out in front of a Beatle Musem!"

MARK WAYNE GLASMIRE's new, self-titled disc showcases this award-winning songwriter in top form: the seven songs are tightly-written and Mark's vocals are stellar. His crisp, clear tenor rises effortlessly, hitting the high notes with confidence and energy, while artfully addressing the more tender ballads with emotive ease. Co-produced by Glasmire and John Albani (Steve Azar, Monty Holmes, Randy Boudreaux), the EP features A-list Nashville pickers, along with Mark's signature guitar work. "It was truly a labor of love," Mark says. "There's a certainty and commitment that I think come across in the music."

Mark's commitment to his music is already evident to his International fans: In 2009, Mark took the mid-tempo "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" to #5 on the International HotDisc Chart, and in 2010, he released the chart-topping power ballad, "You Opened My Eyes" (#1 for four weeks). Both tracks are from his LIFE GOES ON disc.

The first single from the new EP, "I Like You" (a lighthearted song á la Jimmy Buffett), held the #1 spot on that same chart for nine consecutive weeks. Glasmire's current single, "Going Home," is a poignant ode inspired by a conversation with a good friend who was retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps after a decades-long career. The wide-open chorus allows Mark's powerful voice to shine, and the finely-crafted lyrics are those of a writer at the peak of his talent. The music video, produced by Harold L. Jarboe for Bell-Jarboe Films (GAC, CMT), made its debut on the popular website, Roughstock.com. It’s now airing on numerous websites and social media outlets, as well as on various television networks. Video link: http://youtu.be/Z_gNkz_YzZU.

For years, this Pennsylvania native worked a "real job" and put music on the back burner. But he always strove to improve; he studied the business end of things, wrote constantly and sang every chance he got. Mark gained experience in New York City's folk scene and at Nashville's storied songwriter nights (Bluebird Cafe, Exit-In, Wildhorse Saloon). Glasmire lived in Music City for several years before he moved to Arlington, Texas, and he's become a sought-after performer at music halls, pubs and festivals across the U.S. Mark hopes to entertain his International fans in 2012.

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MWG

Mark Wayne Glasmire

This 7 song EP has already produced a #1 song in "I Like You". If you like Jimmy Buffett, you will like this CD. Mark's music can best be described as, "James Taylor and Harry Chapin pitching pennies outside of a Beatles musem"

Mark Wayne Glasmire Mark Wayne Glasmire is happier than he's ever been. His new, seven-song EP, "MWG", is finally complete, and the project has already given the resident of Arlington, Texas a #1 European single ("I Like You"). "I'm in a really good place right now," says the personable singer/songwriter. "I'm spending a lot more time on my music - a luxury I've never had before." For Glasmire, the extra hours spent advancing his career are exciting and invigorating. "I really believe that music is my life's purpose, and I feel that "MWG" shows that more than anything I've done before," he explains. Mark's last CD, the critically-acclaimed LIFE GOES ON (2009) gave him several hits: "You Opened My Eyes" held the #1 spot on the International Country HotDisc Chart for a total of four weeks and performed well on the national U.S. Music Row Chart, while "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" was a favorite at country radio around the globe. "LIFE GOES ON was a good album," Mark says. "But I think this new EP is even better." "MWG" showcases this artist in top form: the songs are well-written and Mark's vocals are stellar. His crisp, clear tenor rises effortlessly, hitting the high notes with confidence and energy, while he artfully addresses the more tender ballads with emotive ease. Co-produced by Glasmire and John Albani (Steve Azar, Monty Holmes, Randy Boudreaux), the EP features A-list Nashville pickers, along with Mark's signature guitar work. "It was truly a labor of love," Mark says. "There's a certainty and commitment that I think come across in the music."
The title track, a poignant ode to "home" and the comfort that can only be found there, was inspired by a conversation Mark had with a good friend who was retiring after a long career in the U.S. Marine Corps. The wide-open chorus gives Mark's powerful voice a chance to shine, and the lyrics are those of a writer at the peak of his talent. "We were talking about where he'd been and where he was headed," Mark comments. "His story really moved me." "I Like You" is a lighthearted song á la Jimmy Buffett. It immediately brings to mind swaying palm trees, warm breezes and sunny days. "It's a simple song," Glasmire concedes with a grin. "But people like to feel good - and this song always leaves them smiling." Mark lets his personal opinions show on the driving "Last Of A Dying Breed." He calls it his "soap box" song, and explains that he was raised "differently" than many young folks today. "Accountability was important to my Dad," Glasmire notes. "And he made sure that I knew the importance of a good work ethic, honesty and compassion." The sweet simplicity of "The Last Goodbye" (co-written with Craig Holland) offers a unique, hooky twist and an addictive, slow-building melody. The track offers a counter-point for the harder-driving "She's Got It All," which Glasmire co-wrote with Tom Guardino. The song showcases Mark's country/rock side, offering a Brooks & Dunn feel, a popping electric guitar lick, a razor-sharp harmonica riff and a lyric that tells the tale of a girl in red Dingo's and a faded blue-denim coat; a truck-stop meeting, and a love affair. The more serious "The Moment" is one of Mark's favorite compositions. The road not taken and things left unsaid are pondered here. "I close every show with this song," Mark explains. "Athletes always talk about 'being in the moment'," he adds. "I know what they mean because I experience that whenever I step on the stage. You can't explain this to someone who's never felt it, but that doesn't make it any less real."

Track seven is the bonus, "Now I Believe." Co-written with Lucas P. Gravell, the song offers listeners what may be Glasmire's best vocal performances to date, with a lush chorus and uplifting lyrics sweetening the deal. The track reached the #15 spot on the International Country HotDisc chart last year. "I'm excited about this whole project in a way that's hard to convey," Mark observes. "This is my moment, and I'm giving my heart and soul to it." Glasmire has become a popular fixture in the Texas market, opening for Guy Clark, Dierks Bentley and other top-tier acts. With the release of LIFE GOES ON, Mark secured a place in the spotlight; he enjoyed several hits, and won several songwriting competitions. His awards include First Place Honors in: B. W. Stevenson Memorial Songwriting Competition - Dallas, TX, Dallas Songwriters Association Int’l Songwriting Competition - Dallas, TX and GINA/LAWIM Songwriting Competition - Los Angeles, CA. Mark took the Grand Prize in the County Song division of the 2010 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (held at Merlefest).
Now he hopes that "MWG" will help to further nurture the dream. "Hey, I don't need to be a household name to make a living with my music," Mark stated on a recent blistering-hot Texas day. "But I'm going on several major radio promo tours, I have a new video, and I'm putting everything I can into this project to take things to the next level." For Mark Wayne Glasmire the time is now, the vehicle is "MWG", and it should drive him to the top - where he deserves to

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Life Goes On

Mark Wayne Glasmire

American Pop music, steeped in the traditions of Folk and Country, stories of life, love and the pursuit of happiness.

Mark Wayne Glasmire Singer/Songwriter

Raised in Bethlehem, PA, Mark learned the acoustic guitar at an early age. Influenced by James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Jimmy Buffet and the Beatles, he started writing and performing his own music while in college. While in school, Mark played many local venues in the Eastern Pennsylvania area, including many music festivals and clubs. He recorded his first album, “Sad Songs” in the late 70’s, an effort that highlighted his fresh and original material.

With the first album under his belt, Mark moved on to Greenwich Village in New York City in the 80’s and spent many years performing at top name venues such as Folk City, The Speakeasy, The Bottom Line and other well-known Village stages. During his time in New York, Mark was fortunate to share the stage with many well-known acts such as Tom Paxton, Arlo Guthrie, Tracy Chapman, Suzan Vega, John Gorka and Gordon Lightfoot. One review in the New York Times during this era remarked that “there aren’t many artists who get as good as Mark.”

Over the next few years, Mark went on to record an EP entitled “The Sun, The Moon and The Seasons” a local favorite and bestseller in New York City. Later as an artist with Comstock Records, he released two singles, “Hey Girl” and “Can You Feel It,” into the European market, both of which received extensive airplay and reached the top 5 on the European charts. In 1995, Mark moved from Pennsylvania to Nashville to become more involved in the creative community that flourishes in the nation’s songwriting capital. He immediately began writing and performing in the “Music City” at writer’s nights, as well as other local venues, including the famous Blue Bird Cafe, the Exit Inn, the Wildhorse Saloon and 3rd and Lindsley. As a consequence of those gigs, Mark began receiving local airplay on Nashville stations which led to the recording and release of the “All of My Heart” CD through his own label, Traceway Music. Mark co-wrote ten of the eleven songs on that album. He has also received extensive airplay for the past three years throughout parts of North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Marks most recent release, a compilation of self penned songs called “Scrapbook”, was released in November of 06’. This collection of songs was written over a period of almost 20 years, but until now was never recorded. The richness of his lead vocals and his multiple harmony parts, coupled with his outstanding acoustic guitar playing, showcase a truly talented artist who has depth, experience and a true love of his craft. “Scrapbook” is currently being promoted to radio in both the Folk and Americana formats throughout the US.

Mark will be releasing yet another CD, “Life Goes On” in early 2009. Again, Mark wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the disc. In May of 2005, Mark had the pleasure of performing songs from this CD for 8,000 U.S Marines and their families at the Marine base at Twentynine Palms, CA, while opening for Dierks Bentley.

Mark is always a favorite with crowds because of his good humor, honest rapport with the audience, but most importantly, his outstanding talent as a performing artist and original songwriter.

Contact Mark at: mwg03@comcast.net Or Brenda T. Cubbage at: bcubbage@spencercrain.com www.markwayneglasmire.com

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All Of My Heart

Mark Wayne Glasmire

Songs written and performed from every chamber of the heart, from the excitement of a new relationship, to the pain of one coming to an end and everything in between.

Mark Wayne Glasmire Singer/Songwriter

From the first moment Mark heard and saw the Beatles perform, on the Ed Sullivan Show, he knew that music would be a big part of his life. Soon after, his parents got him his first guitar. This was the starting point of what was to become his life long desire to write and perform his own music.

Early on, he had a few months of guitar lessons and learned some basic chords. Over the years he used these basics to mimic his favorite artists playing and singing styles. As a result, he was able to develop his own sound. This lead to his first paying gigs in local coffeehouses, while in college. After graduating, Mark went on to play at local bars, frat houses and festivals, in his hometown of Bethlehem PA.

Soon Mark had enough fan support and demand to warrant recording his first album, "Sad Songs", which was a collection of his own material. This opened the door to bigger and better gigs. Mark spent a good deal of time performing in Greenwhich Village, NY. There he was fortunate to share the stage with well-known acts such as Tom Paxton, Arlo Guthrie, Susan Vega, and Tracy Chapman. During this period, a write-up in the New York Times said," There aren't many artists who get as good as Mark".

Over the next few years, Mark went on to record an EP entitled "The Sun The Moon and The Seasons", a local favorite in NY. Later as an independent artist with Comstock Records, he released 2 singles, "Hey Girl" and "Can You Feel It", which received extensive radio airplay in over18 different countries throughout North America and Europe.

Mark made Nashville his home in Mid 1995, in order to be more involved in a creative community. He immediately began writing and performing in the "Music City" at writers-nights and local venues. After creating demand by receiving local airplay, Mark has recorded and released his most recent recording, "All Of My Heart", through Traceway Music. He wrote and/or co-wrote 10 of the 11 songs on the disc. He is presently receiving radio airplay throughout the Southeastern U.S. and Europe.

Mark has two other recording scheduled for release soon. The first, "NOW I BELIEVE" is a colection of 10 songs penned by Glasmire and some of his favorite co-writers. It is in the preocess of being packaged and should be available before the end of 05'. The other recording, "BACK TO THE BASICS" is a project that Glasmire feels is long over due. It is a collection of 12 songs that he wrote or co-wrote over the past few years. This is his first "strictly accoustic" project. He played all the guitar parts using "The Wayne", his custom, self-made accoustic guitar and performed all of the lead and background vocals himself. He is presently recording this project at Sonic Eden Studio, in Nashville, with John Albani at the controls. You can hear cuts from both CD's by clicking on the link below or by going to: www.garageband.com

Also check out his website at: www.markwayneglasmire.com

Mail - Traceway Music, 2515 Weatherby Drive, Apt. 199, Arlington, TX 76006. mwg03@comcast.net

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Scrapbook

Mark Wayne Glasmire

Mark Wayne Glasmire's "Scrapbook" - "the folky sound of James Taylor, the occasional island jaunt of Jimmy Buffet and the comfortable, melodic country vibe of Dan Seals"-The Dallas Morning News

Mark Wayne Glasmire

Raised in Bethlehem, PA, Mark learned the acoustic guitar at an early age. Influenced by James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Jimmy Buffet and the Beatles, he started writing and performing his own music while in college. While in school, Mark played many local venues in the Eastern Pennsylvania area, including many music festivals and clubs. He recorded his first album, “Sad Songs” in the late 70’s, an effort that highlighted his fresh and original material.

With the first album under his belt, Mark moved on to Greenwich Village in New York City in the 80’s and spent many years performing at top name venues such as Folk City, The Speakeasy, The Bottom Line and other well-known Village stages. During his time in New York, Mark was fortunate to share the stage with many well-known acts such as Tom Paxton, Arlo Guthrie, Tracy Chapman, Suzan Vega, John Gorka and Gordon Lightfoot. One review in the New York Times during this era remarked that “there aren’t many artists who get as good as Mark.”

Over the next few years, Mark went on to record an EP entitled “The Sun, The Moon and The Seasons” a local favorite and bestseller in New York City. Later as an artist with Comstock Records, he released two singles, “Hey Girl” and “Can You Feel It,” into the European market, both of which received extensive airplay and reached the top 5 on the European charts. In 1995, Mark moved from Pennsylvania to Nashville to become more involved in the creative community that flourishes in the nation’s songwriting capital. He immediately began writing and performing in the “Music City” at writer’s nights, as well as other local venues, including the famous Blue Bird Cafe, the Exit Inn, the Wildhorse Saloon and 3rd and Lindsley. As a consequence of those gigs, Mark began receiving local airplay on Nashville stations which led to the recording and release of the “All of My Heart” CD through his own label, Traceway Music. Mark co-wrote ten of the eleven songs on that album. He has also received extensive airplay for the past three years throughout parts of North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

In 2004 Mark recorded and released “Now I Believe”, also through Traceway Music. Again, Mark wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the disc. In May of 2005, Mark had the pleasure of performing songs from this CD for 8,000 U.S Marines and their families at the Marine base at Twentynine Palms, CA, while opening for Dierks Bentley.

Mark has just completed his latest project, a compilation of self penned songs called “Scrapbook”, which is scheduled for release in late 06’. This collection of songs was written over a period of almost 20 years, but until now was never recorded. The richness of his lead vocals and his multiple harmony parts, coupled with his outstanding acoustic guitar playing, showcase a truly talented artist who has depth, experience and a true love of his craft.

Mark is always a favorite with crowds because of his good humor, honest rapport with the audience, but most importantly, his outstanding talent as a performing artist and original songwriter.

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