Tag: Mark Brinkman

Great American Hero from Newton & Thomas

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mark Newton and Steve Thomas chose November 11, Veteran’s Day, to release their new single, Great American Hero, written by Mark Brinkman as a tribute to all the people who make sacrifices to help and serve others, regardless of their military background. The song is available […]


God Didn’t Choose Sides video in the works

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rural Rhythm Records is hard at work on a music video for the title track of their God Didn’t Choose Sides album, which contains stories of tragedy, love and loss during the War Between The States. The songs were commissioned specifically for this project, from […]


Co-writing webinar for songwriters from IBMA

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

As part of their ongoing mission of professional development, the International Bluegrass Music Association has scheduled a songwriters webinar for July 11 entitled “How to Co-Write Songs (and still remain friends).” Even songwriters with many years of writing behind them can be a bit apprehensive […]


Another Song from Cumberland Gap Connection

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mountain Fever has recently released Another Song, their first project with Kentucky’s Cumberland Gap Connection. The band records and performs primarily original material from guitarist Mike Bentley, banjo player Rod Smith, mandolinist John Messer, and bassist Bryan Russell. They are joined on this record by Albon Clevenger […]


Songwriter to Songwriter: Mark Brinkman

| November 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

This next installment of David Morris’ Songwriter to Songwriter features his discussion with Mark Brinkman during World of Bluegrass in Nashville in September. They talk about the upcoming Rural Rhythm project, God Didn’t Choose Sides, which features new songs about the Civil War era.  


Next Bluebird in the Bluegrass Sept 13th

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The next installment of the Bluebird in the Bluegrass songwriter series will take place next Thursday, September 13, at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN. The concept behind the series is to shine a spotlight on our bluegrass tunesmiths, while also raising money for the IBMA […]


Higher Ground from Luke Shamblin

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Evidence continues to mount on the value of a college education for young bluegrass musicians. As recent graduates from the handful of programs that focus on bluegrass find jobs with touring artists, or release strong new projects, the case just gets stronger. Today’s exhibit is […]


Songwriter CD from Mark Brinkman

| May 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

Do you know the name Mark Brinkman? Perhaps you know him by his nickname, Brink. Still not sure? If you’re not certain you know Mark, you certainly know his music. His original songs have been recorded by Lonesome River Band, Larry Stephenson, Don Rigsby, Larry […]


Songwriter Profile – Mark 'Brink' Brinkman

| August 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

This post is part of our occasional feature, Songwriter Profiles. If you have a suggestion for a bluegrass songwriter we might want to consider, please contact us. Mark Brinkman has been around music all his life. He grew up in Wisconsin playing classical piano at […]


Mark Brinkman makes the news

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Noted bluegrass songwriter Mark “Brink” Brinkman is profiled in today’s edition of The Columbus Dispatch. The focus of the piece is a new song of Brink’s, With Love from Normandy, which he had performed at a Memorial Day celebration this past weekend. The song is […]