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Mark “Big Poppa” Stampley to kick off Kentucky State BBQ Festival music program

Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley - Carriblujazzean musician will open the KY BBQ Festival Mark “Big Poppa” Stampley will kick off the Kentucky State BBQ Festival music program on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 1:30PM on the Main Stage at Constitution Square in Danville, KY.

Mark is a multi-style guitarist and vocalist. He plays “CARRIBLUJAZZEAN MUSIC” which is his unique mixture of styles you can read in that title and more! Mark’s musical journey has had him performing and recording blues, jazz, reggae, soca, calypso, rock, r&b, hip-hop, salsa, merengue, bossa nova, folk and gospel music in different parts of the U.S. and the Caribbean. So, with all this music goin’ around in his head, he CAN”T HELP having a variety of soul satisfying flavas come out in his music!

Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley with legendary blues guitarist Jeff Beck

Mark “Big Poppa” Stampley with legendary blues guitarist Jeff Beck

His current CD “HERE COME BIG POPPA STAMPLEY” takes you to some old blues places as well as some folky joints, and it will rock you around. Yes Mark “BIG Poppa” Stampley will come at you from many directions, but always STRAIGHT FOR YOUR HEART.

TV Performances:
WGN performance with Kwiet Storm
BET performance with Roy Ayers
CNN featured Mark in a 30 minute special on “Blues in the Schools” project in the Charleston , South Carolina
Appeared w/ band Mark Stampley and Eclypse of the Moon on Chicago Poetry special
Jock Around the Block appeared on the show with Al Jarreau, Queen Latifah and gospel recording star Anita Holden

"BIG Poppa" Stampley will come at you from many directions, but always STRAIGHT FOR YOUR HEART

“BIG Poppa” Stampley will come at you from many directions, but always STRAIGHT FOR YOUR HEART

Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter on new hit album w/ TWANN (formerly of the Chilites) and E.O.T.M
Guitarist on the hit “Light’s Out Candles Lit” and “Learn to Love” by Kwiet Storm
Wrote and performed “UCANDUIT”, “I Have a Feeling”, and”The Age of Peace”, For “TOKO” the screenplay with additional songs by collaborator Jerry “the Iceman” Butler
Guitarist on the hit “All Night” by the group Subway
Guitarist on the hit ” Learn to Love” w/ Quiet Storm
Guitarist on “Spanish Guitar” remix with Toni Braxton
Street Soundz,Chicago CD for Liberte Records.

Live Performances:
Has performed over 1000 live performances throughout the United States and the
Carribean ( including clubs, concerts, festivals, yacht parties, weddings, elementary schools , high schools, and colleges, corporate and private parties, fund raising Events for social organizations and political rallies etc.)
RITUALS poetry at the Rituals club, Chgo, Il. performed every Sunday from 1996 to 2000, performed with over 3000 poets, singers and musicians for over 85,000 fans
The African Arts Festival, Chicago, IL at the DuSable Museum, featured performer for 4 years
Museum of Science and Industry’s “Sounds of Chicago” Exhibit was featured as a
“live” part of the exhibit

Co-wrote musical score for “TOKO” with the legendary Jerry Butler
Actor/ narrator/ musician for DCW ENSEMBLE’S “Back in the Day”
Guitarist for Jackie Taylor’s BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATER production of “PERFECT DUETS” which was a JEFF AWARD WINNER
Guitarist for Jackie Taylor’s 25th Anniversary of the BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATRE a review of the 25 best shows at the DuSable Museum

Gerald Underground, studio guitarist, house music
Songworld , Chgo. Il. studio guitarist
Maximo Entertainment, Belwood Il. studio guitarist
Creator’s Way: Chicago, Il.(Twista/ Trackster ) studio guitarist
Orange Street Recording: Kingston, Jamaica studio guitarist (w/ Chinna and Ziggy Marley’s engineer Bravo)
Toni Braxton : studio remixes