Mark Bragg & Friends is a weekly early show largely based on my own catalogue of songs. I wanted to present something that captured the community spirit and energy of “Nighthawks at The Black Sheep” but also challenged myself as a writer, which is ultimately my top priority.
It's not an open jam, but with so many amazing musicians and writers in this town, it’s heartbreaking not to start a band with each and every one of them. I can’t do that, but I can (and will) do one off collaborations with many on this Thursday Eve.
It’s not an open mic, but I will be asking my favorite songwriters to share a song or two while we back them up. I have been away from both the producer and the sideman game for a while, and I do miss it. This is a chance to get that feeling again, without having to commit to huge projects.
I’ll have Josh Ward and Chris Donnelly back, and we will be exploring my back catalogue stuff, new stuff, and "in production" stuff. It will be fun, I promise!