- This event has passed.
The Mark Anthony Trio
Wednesday, February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Mark Anthony Trio is an Acoustic Ensemble out of Franklin, TN and led by Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist, Mark Anthony. Playing a variety of Folk, Blues, Ballads and Country flavored original songs by Mark, the Group plays at various Venues and Songwriter Showcases around Nashville, showing their unique style and blending the sounds of the Acoustic guitar, Dobro & Percussion.
The Group is composed of:
Mark Anthony – BMI Affiliate Singer/Songwriter & Guitarist
John Bellar, aka ‘Johnny B’ – Dobro
Marvin Sams – Percussion.
Mark has been a life-long Musician, originally from the NE, and got his start in folk/rock groups at the University of CT, minoring in Music. Upon graduation, Mark became a Touring Musician throughout New England for 5 years with the Acoustic Band “On The Road Again”, culminating in a six week Tour of the US Virgin Islands. He returned home to play in several Rock Bands until he discovered new Country Music & the Pop styles of the 80’s, forming his own Country/Rock Band, “Caribou” – the only CT Band to ever win the State Finals competing in the Dodge/True Value Country Showdown. Mark moved to Nashville in 1987, performing on local TV, and placed as First Runner Up representing Nashville on Discovery Television’s National Talent Search, attracting BMI’s own Jody Williams. Mark soon met John Bellar, a champion Bluegrass Dobroist. The two hit it off musically, and are the bedrock of the Group’s sound.
John has appeared on many Bluegrass & Country Artist’s albums and writes his own original instrumentals for the Acoustic guitar & Dobro. In 2016, the two Artists decided to regroup after a long break, reviving their partnership and are still collaborating and enjoying being a Featured Act around town. In 2018, Mark Anthony asked fellow musician & Drummer, Mr. Marvin Sams to play Percussion behind them. Marvin plays drums in his own Blues/Pop Band in Nashville and a regular drummer on the Worship Team at his Church. Mark Anthony continues to write his original songs and is adding a 4th member this year, playing Bass guitar.