Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ postal shipping
Mark Selby | Mark Otis Selby...And the Horse He Rode In On

Go To Artist Page

Album Links
markselby.com Tradebit Voeveo - Get it for your mobile MusicIsHere PayPlay Apple iTunes Bitmunk GreatIndieMusic

More Artists From
United States - Tennessee

Other Genres You Will Love
Blues: Acoustic Blues Blues: Mellow Blues Moods: Type: Acoustic
There are no items in your wishlist.

Mark Otis Selby...And the Horse He Rode In On

by Mark Selby

“As a singer/songwriter, Mark Selby’s in the same league as Bruce Springsteen, with meaty words, a compelling voice, and tracks that have more groove than a vintage vinyl record.” ---AMERICAN SONGWRITER
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Here's to You
2:15 $0.99
2. Down in the Flood
5:43 $0.99
3. Deep Pockets
4:21 $0.99
4. Leveler, Reveler
4:47 $0.99
5. A Whiter Shade of Pale
4:11 $0.99
6. There's Your Trouble
4:29 $0.99
7. Last Goodbye
5:10 $0.99
8. Peanut Butter, Jelly and a Saucy Beaujolais
2:07 $0.99
9. Up to No Good
4:33 $0.99
10. The Scheme of Things
3:44 $0.99
11. Blue On Black
5:54 $0.99
12. Know the Blues
1:41 $0.99
13. Little Wing
4:22 $0.99
14. Sometimes I Feel Like Goin' Home
10:58 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Mark Selby is a musician who's had a lot of dreams come true. Growing up and learning to play the guitar in western Oklahoma -- one of the more rural and isolated spots in America -- he couldn't have imagined where his music would take him. "All I knew was that I'd fallen in love with the guitar, and that I liked making up songs and loved to dream about going places. So as I was finishing high school, I began to wonder, could I make this my job somehow? I didn't have any visions of glory or delusions of grandeur, I just wanted to be able to keep playing the guitar...and maybe see a little of the world!" Since those humble beginnings, Mark and his guitar -- and his songs -- have certainly seen a lot of the world. He's written #1 hits for multi-platinum recording artists (including the Dixie Chick's Grammy-winning "There's Your Trouble" and Kenny Wayne Shepherd's "Blue On Black", Billboard Magazine's Rock Track of the Year in 1998), released his own internationally-acclaimed albums, and toured over several continents fronting his own band and as an acoustic solo artist, often sharing the stage with musical heroes like B.B. King, Jeff Beck and Robert Cray. Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, he's also a valued session and touring guitarist, backing artists ranging from country superstar Kenny Rogers to rock/soul legend Jimmy Hall. And to top it all off, he's found true love and is married to his frequent musical collaborator, songwriter extraordinaire Tia Sillers. So, what now for a guy who's managed to live so many of his dreams? Time to spend some quality time with an old friend, as the man himself will tell you in the liner notes to his stellar new CD, Mark Otis Selby...And The Horse He Rode In On.

"On a handful of occasions in late 2005, I sat down in front of a couple of microphones with my oldest musical pal, the 'horse I rode in on': my trusty 1974 Mossman acoustic guitar. I punched the red button on a little recording machine and played some of my new songs, some of my not-so-new songs, and a few of my favorite songs. Here and there a friend joined in, and once or twice I added a guitar part later, but this is basically 'Moss' and I (we share the same nickname), 'live' in the living room, warts and all. Listen close and you'll hear trains, dogs, squeaks, rattles -- and my better-half Tia knocking at the front door (to her own house!). I'd like to tell you that it was a labor of love or a long-awaited dream come true making this CD, but truth be told, it's just what the ol' Mossman and I do -- and plan to keep doing for a long time. The musical equivalent of two fellas who meet in the park everyday for a friendly chess game."

What Mark doesn't mention is that the not-so-new songs he's referring to are his own inimitable versions of hits he's written for other artists, and that the new songs are some of the best he's ever created. And as for the favorites he speaks of, for years fans have been asking Mark to record the masterful cover versions he pulls out as concert encores, and they won't be disappointed: the disc includes a fiery open-tuning slide workout on Bob Dylan's "Down in the Flood", a soulful interpretation of Jimi Hendrix' "Little Wing", and Procul Harum's classic "A Whiter Shade of Pale" -- an elegiac fingerpicked gem in Selby's hands. And while...And The Horse He Rode In On is a more intimate recording than Selby's high-octane blues/rock CD's Dirt and More Storms Comin', there's plenty of dynamic energy to be found in the new acoustic album, as well. "I actually started my career as an acoustic solo act, playing everything from college concerts to rough-and-rowdy bars to opening act slots; to survive as a solo performer you had to learn fast how to pace a show and hold an audience. I approached this record the same way -- I wanted to make it a captivating musical ride from top to bottom, even though it's mostly just me and the guitar." "To keep things interesting," Mark also sprinkles some mean blues harmonica throughout the album, and is joined on select cuts by Tia Sillers on vocals, Tim Lauer on keys, and Brent Maher (co-producer of Selby's previous two releases) on down-home leg-slappin' rhythm. The end result is an up-close-and-personal snapshot of a man in his musical prime, with a battered, beloved guitar and a batch of great songs; the front door's open for anyone who wants to drop by. So, as Mark says to close the album liner notes: "...pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable, open that bottle you've been saving. Here's to you...and the horse you rode in on."



to write a review


It's perfect!
Very quick shipping! It's in perfect condition. Just as your listing said. Thank you so much!

Cathy & Bruce

Great, Wonderful, The Best. We love love love it.....
One of the best CD's we've heard in a very long time. Thank you so much......

Keith McGinnis

Awesome accoustic blues, masterfully compiled. Thanks Mark!!!
From the older unpublished writings, to the newer CD's put out by Mark Selby, this incredible accoustic blues compilation has Mark Selby written all over it. If you want to get to know who this guy is, this is the CD that will do it. Sit out on the porch, grab a cold one, your favorite pair of shades, kick back and crank up Mark Otis Selby And The Horse He Rode In On.

Blues enthuse

What a CD, Baby
I saw Mark Selby open for Kenny Wayne Shepherd in 1998 or 1999 in Austin, TX. Since that event I knew I had to buy anything Mr. Selby put out. "More Storms Comin'" was a blues spectacle hard to fathom. "Dirt" was mellow and gritty all at once. "...And the horse he rode in on" melds the two together into a masterpiece of old and new, original and classic.

Cindy B Wilmer

Mark Has New Fans!
We are already big fans and wanted to share Mark's music with some of our relatives who are music lovers. After listening to "And The Horse He Rode In On", Mark has a couple of new fans. It was one of their favorite Christmas gifts!!

Wesley James

Awesome and very personal.
This CD is an incredible treat. It's like having Mark Selby sitting in your living room, just jamming. Right now my favorite CD in the world.

Kelly Dalton

Another great CD!
Another great CD from Mark Selby. As a longtime fan, I have come to expect only the best from Mr. Selby and he delivers on this one.


A great unknown
Mark Selby is one the exceedingly talented "great unknown" artists in the US. Not only with his original arrangements of his songs written for others, but beautiful renditions of classic songs, in his style, on his terms, shows what a class act Mark is. Why people like Mark aren't more famous than the trashy, shallow pop stars of today, I'll never understand. I first saw Mark in 2000 opening up for Kenny Wayne Shephard, and fell in love with his music then. This CD only solidifies my great appreciation for this underrated artist!

Buy this CD!

Jack Martin

A great CD -- it's almost like you're there
Mark is an outstanding musician and his shows are always must-attend events when he's in my area. This CD allows you to re-create the sound of one of his acoustic concerts whenever you like. He's an artist who clearly cares about his music and that comes through in every track.

mark selby and the horse he rode in on

Can't praise it enough!!
This cd takes me on a ride. Relaxing and entertaining.
1 2