Mark LaPointe: Musician - Singer/Songwriter - Artist
“Listen to Mark and one thinks, ‘so this is what it’s like to hear someone just before he’s famous!’ His songs tell human stories everyone can relate to and show a knack for combining the stories with the musical talent overshadowed by no one. Add to that, the voice many in the music profession would envy.”
“Mark’s pleasant voice and creative mix of favorites and originals have made him a big favorite with our Cobblestone Bar music crowd.”
“Keep this guy going. I haven’t seen him anywhere yet but he is new and fresh. Also a good musician that played Buffet tunes as well. I spoke with him afterward and this guy is down to earth and excited about the opportunity to play music for us. I look forward to booking him in the future. Island Love!”
"Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!”
“From the ceremony to the reception, you hit the ball out of the park on all levels. The gift of your music made our special day better than I could have imagined. Thank you! Thank you!”
“Mark has proven himself here at the Songwriter showcase. He is one of the writers who seems to get the attention of the audience and I get emails after every one of his shows by folks who want to know when he’s coming back. You’re in luck folks! He’ll be here for the January 28th ‘All Star’ program!
Massachusetts isn’t exactly known as a hotbed of Country performers, but there have been a few to break
through, most notably Jo Dee Messina. Hoping to join her is Annesbury native Mark LaPointe, who brings his
own unique viewpoint and sound to the table, thereby proving his mettle.
Writing all eleven cuts off this disc, he’s got more than a few winners here. His vocal is very strong and resonant
from the beginning on the title cut. His voice keeps getting better and better throughout the album, especially on
the pleasant “All Things Texan,” which benefits from some great harmony from Bobbie Lancaster. He slips in a
90s pop feel on the emotional “Fathers’ Day,” which reminded me of the style of Joshua Kadison. There’s a
lonesome vibe on the “There You Go Again,” thanks in part to the stirring fiddle of Gordon Lowry.
In addition to the musical tracks and vocal chops expressed here, LaPointe also proves his worth as a tunesmith
throughout the disc. Whether it be celebrating special times in “The Lightning,” or learning to let go in
“Westbound Train,” LaPointe shows that he definitely has that magical potion called “it,” whether he’s singing or
writing. A true delight from start to finish!
Mark is truly a class act... "a gentleman and a scholar" as we used to say in the old days. Mark can romance a crowd as few can, with his great tunes, amazing voice and engaging wit.
I have to say that I am seldom brought to tears, but I was today as I listened to “Somewhere in Germany”. Thank you for your talent and for using it the way you are. It is inspiring.