Remembering Mark Heard . . .

We miss you Mark . . .

Bruce Cockburn called Heard “America’s best songwriter,” while the alternative adult contemporary music magazine Paste argued in a lengthy 2003 feature that “no artist has crafted three consecutive albums with both the lyrical radiance and the musical vibrancy to rival Dry Bones Dance, Second Hand and Satellite Sky.” I wouldn’t go quite that far myself, but those three records really are exceptional — poetic, slice-of-life stuff by any standard. Heard is an original, an iconoclastic figure who presaged the work of artists like Chris Rice and Jeremy Enigk. In a two-sentence biography on All Music Guide he is casually called “brilliant.” Heard’s 1982 long-player Victims of the Age album was ranked in the top third of CCM magazine’s list of the all-time greatest Christian albums. And yet Mark Heard remains something of a cult figure.

Mark Heard performs for the last time at Cornerstone 1992 with Pam Dwinell Miner providing BGV‘s.

Taken from his last concert performance, Mark Heard plays at Cornerstone 1992 at the Encore Stage. Source origination unknown. Believed to be originally recorded in VHS format, hence the sound quality. This is purely put on here for historical purposes and to remember his legacy. He is missed greatly.

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~ by castleqwayr on October 18, 2010.

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