The Damn Lonesomes

Two longtime friends came together to form The Damn Lonesomes, an Americana group that incorporates the best each has to offer, bringing strong performances of well-crafted songs that will transport listeners to Nashville’s music row. Mark Lonsway - a country and pop singer/songwriter with a resume that many musicians envy, and Whiskey Jack Untz - a gifted Nashville multi-instrumental musician who has played with some of the most recognizable names in music. On special occasions, Mark and Whiskey Jack are joined by various singer/songwriters they have the honor to call friends. 

Mark & Whiskey Jack

Mark Lonsway 

Though he will be the last to brag on himself or his accomplishments, in the music world, Mark Lonsway is a force to be reckoned with. Not only is Mark a producer, engineer, songwriter and sideman with access to some of the best stages and studios in the country, he also performs his own, original music like a true artist.   

Mark began his recording career in 1996 when he signed with 312 Records while playing with Azure Bloom; the band released Looking Is Free, receiving moderate radio airplay for the debut. In 2003, he released his first independent solo record, Not Your Typical Cowboy, produced by recent Grammy award-winning producer Doug Sisemore (Reba McEntire). That record was an immediate success, garnering national airplay and landing him several awards, including industry songwriting awards. 

In 2005, Mark moved to Nashville to further his career as an artist. Since then, he has become a sought-after guitarist and background singer in multiple genres, touring the country and internationally with Ashley Campbell, Mickey Guyton and Terri Clark. Mark also has opened, as both an artist and a sideman, for several national acts, including Willie Nelson, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Kris Kristofferson and Blake Shelton

In addition to concerts and other live events, Mark has performed on several television shows such as the Today show, CBS Sunday Morning and Good Morning America. His singing and songwriting have been featured in various national commercials for Allstate, Busch Beer and McDonald’s, among others. Mark has also composed several songs for television shows and movies, most recently featured in the hit television series, Orange Is the New Black

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