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Mark Joseph "Venice Grind" Video

PREMIERE: “VENICE GRIND” BY MARK JOSEPH [VIDEO]

by May 24, 2024Premieres

VIDEO PREMIERE: “Venice Grind” by Mark Joseph

 

WATCH THE VIDEO PREMIERE OF “VENICE GRIND” BELOW

 

American Soul is a fitting brand for Mark Joseph; since his 2017 album by that name, he has charted a relentless and soulful course through America, and Americana, from blues to country to psychedelic rock and everything in between. This man is as authentically American as you would want, and as heartfelt and passionate as you can get.

Joseph dings all the bells on any given night, indeed darn near every night, chalking up 200+ shows a year, criss-crossing the heartland, from CO to MS, from NY to LA, as the hardest working family music man you will ever know. He is also piling up the albums, roughly one a year, churning out consistently high quality product.

His latest album, “Palisade Peach” is a wonderful journey through originals and classics, with special guests popping up around every corner, complimenting Joseph’s soulful vocal textures and brilliantly rich guitar tone.

On “Palisade Peach,” Joseph is again joining forces with producer and slide guitar sensei Steve McCormick, (Musician and the Muse) and cultivating synergy from LA session cats like Stanley Behrens (War, Canned Heat, Willie Dixon) , Jerry Jemmott (Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett), Tony Austin (Kamasi Washington), Michael Jerome Moore (Better Than Ezra, Blind Boys of Alabama, Richard Thompson) and Heather Donavon (Kev Mo, Melody Gardot), while also including his MN people, soul sisters Steph Devine and Jill Mikelson, and the silky vibes of Alex Steele.

The material is a cross between neo-classic originals, “Palisade Peach” and “Daisy Train” (featuring legendary chicken picker Albert Lee) and public domain blues like “Back-Water Blues” (Bessie Smith), “Come On In My Kitchen” (Robert Johnson) and “Deep Ellum Blues” (featuring Melvin Seals from the Jerry Garcia Band), which also recently premiered on Festy GoNuts.

 

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Mark Joseph "Palisade Peach" album cover

“Venice Grind” by Mark Joseph  | VIDEO PREMIERE

 

“The Venice Grind music video shoot was a total trip to make!

It was a gorgeous day in Venice Beach, CA (Nov 2023) and everyone in our crew was inspired after a couple great shows that weekend in the LA area. We filmed almost all of it that day in a fast and furious shoot headed up by director Erick Sommers and renowned Italian cinematographer Nicola Raggi.

The Venice Grind music video features the amazing Los Angeles actress Cindy Marinangel dancing and hula hooping, along with cameos from “Palisade Peach” musicians Tony Austin (Kamasi Washington), Stanley “The Baron” Behrens (WAR/Canned Heat), the album and songs producer Steve McCormick and the legendary 2 time Grammy Award winner, Jerry Jemmott!

We were very blessed by all of the extras who jumped in and got involved, I feel like we really captured and honored the spirit of Venice Beach.”

~ Mark Joseph

Mark Joseph

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