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Mark Otis Selby – Memorial Concert & Celebration of Life - 10/19
at City Winery Nashville
- 9:00pm APPX
Mark Otis Selby – Memorial Concert & Celebration of Life
A One Night Only Live Life Celebration in honor of righteous tone, noble heart, and steadfast soul. A toast to everything The Mossman was, is & and always will be. A concert benefiting MusiCares featuring the songs of Mark Selby with performances by Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lee Roy Parnell, Al Anderson, Joe Robinson, Mike Reid,Gretchen Peters, Rick Brantley, Johnny Reid, SHEL, Kelsey Waters, Will Bowen and more…
Mark Otis Selby, beloved Nashville-based recording artist, songwriter, session guitar player and producer, has released albums on Vanguard & ZYX Records and his songs have been recorded by a wide array of artists. With Kenny Wayne Shepherd, his co-writes include “Deja Voodoo,” “Slow Ride,” “Last Goodbye,” and “Blue on Black,” which was #1 for 17 weeks and Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Song of the Year. He wrote the Dixie Chicks’ first Number One and Grammy award winning single “There’s Your Trouble” as well as having songs recorded by many other artists including Wynonna, Little Big Town, Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Reid, Jo Dee Messina, Lee Roy Parnell, Keb’ Mo’& Rick Brantley.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Selby spent his youth harvesting wheat and playing in bands throughout the Great Plains. He attended Fort Hays University in Hays, Kansas where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music. Selby was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame in 2016. An avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, Mark also resided in Estes Park, Colorado, with his best friend Tia. They married on top of Mount Chiquita in the Rocky Mountain National Park on July 4, 2001.
MOS (as he was affectionally known by those closest to him) was nothing if not a metaphysical seeker, thick book reader and deep thought thinker, with a wicked sense of humor and a vast knowledge of dang near everything: particularly that of music, history and the blasted human condition. He stayed steadfast, true and razor sharp -- even while giving cancer an unexpected 12 round fight right to his heroic end.
All proceeds from this performance benefit MusiCares.