Singing on"Never Been to Mississippi," Mark Whitman started playing guitar in Walla Walla, WA then set out for Texas. He played in the Blue Flames, one of the first integrated bands in Texas. He then went to work with Don and the Goodtimes and later with The King Biscuit Entertainers. Mark performed with The Springield Rifle Band, a local favorite for years. In the 1980's Mark joined Ron Ussery and Mike Rogers to form the Sweet Talkin' Jones Band. Mark spent three years conducting and arranging for the Seattle Women in Rhythm & Blues Show. Many bands came after that : Bitteroot, OK. Fine, Duo Glide, The File Gumbo Zydeco Band, Dos Pesos, The Fabulous Cyclones, The Muscletones, Catfish Zydeco, B.I.G. with Dick Powell and Fat James. The Uptown Allstars, Plum Loco, and now The Mark Whitman Band. "Mark," versatile guitar style skillfully combines Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Jazz with just a touch of the old Seattle sound, and a dash of New Orleans Red Beans and Rice soul. Many nights you can hear Mark's sweet soul guitar wafting through the air in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle.
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