Mario spent five years on this finely engineered album, featuring his own singing, songwriting, and piano playing. "Honky-Tonk Rebel" includes original songs, complemented by a few of Portland's most stellar A+ list musicians!
"Where The Blues Won't Get Me Down"
Where The Blues Won't Get Me Down was released in June 2014.
Two years were spent perfecting these recordings. This album, which features Floyd Cramer's "Last Date," is a great collection of original and cover songs.
Mario backed up late great country music legend Red Simpson on this album that was released Jan. 9 2016.
Red Simpson performed at Carnegie Hall and
was well know for his recording of "Hello I'm a Truck" (which reached #4 on the billboard charts), and many other hits.
He wrote over 40 hit songs that were covered by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Red also sang and played guitar on Buck and Merle's hit songs as he does in this album.