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Big Foot Woman

Extreme Blues Best
by Mark Muddyharp Hodgson© Copyright - Mark Hodgson / fugitive poet music (884502393200)


A real collection of songs recorded by Allman Brothers engineer Bud Snyder at the Spirit Ranch on the West Coast of Florida. Most songs were one and two takes with zero overdubs, guitar, vocals and harmonica on the rack. Hodgson proves he is true blue. 


Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
Release Date: 2010

Catch Me when I Fall

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Wednesday Night At the Boot
by Mark Hodgson© Copyright - mark hodgson / fugitive poet music (885767619951)



A very special performance during BIKE WEEK 1996 DAYTONA FLORIDA at the Infamous BOOT HILL SALOON

Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
Release Date: 2011

TOUR


BOZ SCAGGS  B.B. KING  BUDDY GUY   JOHN COHEN  CANNED HEAT  JOHNNY WINTER  BO DIDDLEY  

CHARLIE DANIELS  MARIA MALDAUER  KENNY WAYNE SHEPPARD  LEON RUSSELL  FOGHAT
BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO  DIXIE DREGS  REV. BILLY C. WIRTZ   THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS
BOB MARGOLIN  JIMMY THACKERY  JIMMY HALL  JERRY REED  TIM McGRAW  DIAMOND RIO
JOHN BERRY  TANYA TUCKER  TONY JOE WHITE  BILLY COX  GYPSY SONS AND RAINBOWS
BLUE OYSTER CULT  NOBLE’THIN MAN’ WATTS  JUNIOR WELLS  ERWIN HELFER  DETROIT JR.  S.P. LEARY
ODIE PAYNE JR.  VASSAR CLEMENTS  THE VENTURES  THE NIGHTHAWKS  ROOT BOY SLIM  THE OUTLAWS
MOLLY HATCHETT  GREG ALLMAN  TINSLEY ELLIS  PAT TRAVERS  RICK DERRINGER  EDGAR WINTER
SAVOY BROWN  CARROTT TOP  SONNY RHODES  THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS  BLACKFOOT  

LUTHER GUITAR JR. JOHNSON  GEORGE MILLER  ELLAN BOOSLER  ROGER EARL (FOGHAT)
BRYAN BASSETT (WILD CHERRY)  JOE BERARDI (STAN RIDGEWAY)  LEE ROY PARNELL
PETE CARR (BOB SEGER, HOUR GLASS)  SYLVAN WELLS (THE NIGHTCRAWLERS)  

JOHN HOSTETTER (MURPHY BROWN)   THREE DOG NIGHT


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Big Foot Woman
by Mark Hodgson© Copyright - MARK HODGSON / FUGITIVE POET MUSIC (885767680418)



Great fun song recorded with bob greenlee and ace moreland. If you like JJ Cale or Doc Watson you will dig this cut!!
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
Release Date: 2011

Born April 9,1953, Detroit, Michigan •


1959, July Family moves to Daytona Beach, Fl.


1968, September Attends St. Paul’s Catholic School


1968- 1971Attends Father Lopez High School

 

1968 discovers Harmonica and begins listening and copying Harmonica Players, Al Wilson of Canned Heat, Paul Butterfield, John Mayall and Sonny Terry •


1969 Forms Tommy and the Trucks with Rob Witham on guitar and Tom Darnell on bass playing Drums to fill out lineup emulating the music of the Rolling Stones and Creedence Clearwater Revival •


1969 Plays first paying job at the local Elks Lodge: 10 dollars a man


1970 Forms new band, Junction, with Rich Gibbs, Joe Berardi, Steve Shanholtzer, Mike Peeper, and Benny Jackson, fronting the group on lead vocals and harmonica covering songs from B.B. King, Derek and the Dominoes, J.Geils, Deep Purple, Canned Heat, Paul Butterfield, Muddy Waters among others • The group plays local gigs and parties and places Leadership role on Hodgson for first time as Job Contractor and Band Representative • 1970 continues exploration of Blues History while discovering “On The Road” by Jack Kerouac •


1971 Graduates Father Lopez and attends Daytona Beach Community College on Full Baseball Scholarship, studying Photography at Southeast School of Photography • Writes paper for Music Appreciation class on Igor Stavinsky whose music would become major influence •


1971 Becomes member of Armstrong Brothers Band, with Doug and Steve Armstrong, Rob Witham and Joe Letter, playing Harmonica and singing lead vocals on three songs, How Long Blues by Leroy Carr, Half Step Uptown MississippiToodoolu and Truckin’ by Grateful Dead. The band would hold down the House Job at the Days Inn in Ormond Beach, fl breaking all Bar Receipt Records. This group would become a major influence for years to come because it combined Bluegrass and Rock, Pop and Blues that would pre date The Alternative Music style by at least a decade. Songs by the Kingston Trio, Bill Monroe, Vassar Clements would share the bill with The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie etc and .were played to a young 20 year old crowd using Banjo, 12 String guitar, Electric Guitar and Bass along with the harmonica acting as fiddle and keyboards. Hodgson studied Charlie McCoy and Vassar Clements licks in combination with the Blues of Paul Butterfield and Sonny Terry giving birth to a unique style of harmonica playing utilizing the “Clean Acoustic Sound” as opposed to the “Dirty Amplified Sound.” •


1972 The Armstrong Brothers move to Gainesville to attend University of Florida putting the band in limbo. Hodgson moves with the group but is soon disenchanted with the lack of time spent on moving the band ahead. •


1972 hitchhikes to New Orleans living on the street •


1972 Hodgson has everything stolen from him on Bourbon Street including a hand made harmonica bandellaro crafted by Charles Beck.


• 1972 After a dismal experience in New Orleans, Hodgson hitches back to Daytona Florida with a “case of the blues” finding employment as a debt collector. •


1972 Hodgson purchases 1968 Plymouth Belvedere and heads to Louisville, KY on a tip from owner of collection agency to hook up with Guitarist/vocalist Will Perryman who had a minor regional single “Under My Thumb” •


1972-1974 Hodgson moves to Boston working with Strayte Tayste Blues Band performing with Luther ‘guitar jr.’ Johnson at The In-Square Men’s Bar, The Speakeasy, and meeting Muddy Waters along the way


1974-1976 Hodgson moves to Fayetteville, Ark with Tim Alexander of Asleep At The Wheel Fame, working with The Cate Brothers (Union Man) and Levon Helm of Bob Dylan, The Band •


1976-1983 Hodgson moves to NYC travelling back and forth between Florida and the Northeast working the clubs and performing in 2 off-off Broadway plays, “BOY ON THE STRAIGHT BACK CHAIR and BUS STOP •


1983-1985 Hodgson moves to Nashville as a writer with COMBINE MUSIC/TENNESSE SWAMP FOX MUSIC as a songwriter •


1985-1990 Hodgson moves to Daytona Beach, FL operating MAC’S FAMOUS BAR and working with Noble thin man Watts and Bob Greenlee in association with KINGSNAKE RECORDS playing Tobacco Road in Miami as Headliners, The Smithsonian Institute, Tramps in New York City, Memphis in May, Eureka Springs Blues Festival •


1990-2000 Hodgson works all the hot spots in the area especially as House Band at the Famous BOOT HILL SALOON from 1995-2000 • Since we opened in August, Hodgson has become the favorite at the House of Blues here in Orlando. • Adam Shipley, Talent Buyer- • Works closely with HepCat Prod & Adam Shipley for House of Blues Orlando And Tipitinas in New Orleans


• 2001-2007 Hodgson moves to Richmond, Va. Raising his son, Anthony and travelling back and forth to Florida, taking care of his mother and working steady around the state •


2007-current.....The Garlic

Muddy Waters feat. Joe King

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The Best of Mark Muddyharp Hodgson
by Mark muddyharp Hodgson© Copyright - Mark muddyharp Hodgson / Fugitive Poet Music (885767696044)


Over the past 20 years I have worked and recorded with some of the best Bluesmen in the world. This compilation shows my roots and buddies at our best. A must for all Blues fans


Genre: Blues: Blues Vocals
Release Date: 2011

Catch Me When I Fall
by Mark Hodgson© Copyright - ROBERT FARGO GREENLEE/MIDNIGHT CREEPER MUSIC / FUGITIVE POET MUSIC (885767647398)



QUINTESENTIAL SOUL BLUES: IT WILL TEAR YOUR HEART OUT
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
Release Date: 2011