The Blue Eyed Soul Singer

Mark H. Lickteig: Singer, Instrumentalist, and Entertainer, a major force in the Minneapolis music scene. What people may not know is Mark is also a Songwriter, Arranger and Lyricist who’s songs, singing, and playing have been featured on many recordings by such great bands as Spark, Free and Easy, The Rupert’s Orchestra, Mick Sterling and The Stud Brothers, Dr. Mambos Combo, and The R Factor.

Mark is now proud to announce the release of his first SOLO recording, “WORKIN”, eleven larger than life songs, with music and lyrics conceived, written, arranged, played and sang by Mark H. Lickteig exclusively.

This Collection of soulful well-crafted songs IS Mark’s “Story” told by the man who lived it.

This CD IS his, “Bio”.

“WORKIN” The new CD by Mark H. Lickteig

This collection of songs started when Mark’s Mother Barbara passed away. “I came home from Her funeral and wrote the song “I Can’t Say Goodbye” in about a half an hour and from there ALL of these songs came to me, like one dream after another”. They are the story of Mark’s life as a musician, a man, a lover, and a spirit with a deep soul put on earth to do one thing, make music and affect people with his emotions. Each one of these songs will “strike a chord” with someone, all of you have had similar experiences, and if not you will surely be inspired by the soulful honesty and integrity with which these very personal “stories” are presented.
Contact: www.marklickteig.com
Mom, Dad, Lindsay, Wendy, Lisa, I Love You, You made this possible thank you.

Mark wants to thank the great musicians who helped his dream come true:

Joe Elliott, Ryan Butler, Petar Janjic, Billy Franze, Michael Bland, Ricky P, Dale Mendenhall, Kathy Jensen, Dave Jensen, Dave Graf, Rich Manik. Kenni Holmen, THE BEST!!!
Philip Lassiter, for his SLAMMIN horn arrangements.

Many Thanks to Friend and Producer Ricky Peterson for all his help and support and for his “3D Mix”
Thanks also to Jim Ryberg Ricky P’s assistant.

Zachary and Noah Hollander at The Pearl Studio Minneapolis MN and their 2” Studer

Steve Weise and his ninja protégé Miles Hanson, Pro Tools editing, Creation Audio Mpls MN

BIG THANKS TO: Rob Genadek at the Brewhouse Mpls MN for Mixing and Mastering

Margaret Cox, Melanie Underbrink and Lucia Newell  for their great backround vocals!!

Jim Vasquez for his GREAT photography!!

And thanks to all of you who listen to this labor of love.

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WORKIN

Mark is now proud to announce the release of his first SOLO recording, “WORKIN”, eleven larger than life songs, with music and lyrics conceived, written, arranged, played and sang by Mark H. Lickteig exclusively.

This Collection of soulful well-crafted songs IS Mark’s “Story” told by the man who lived it.

Workin, available April 28th.
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Mark in the Star Tribune May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015

Mark Lickteig has been a mainstay on the Twin Cities club scene for more than three decades, singing rock and soul with the likes of Dr. Mambo’s Combo, the R Factor and Rupert’s Orchestra. Now Lickteig has released “Workin’,” a terrific album of originals. “I Can’t Say Goodbye” is classic sax-fueled R&B that sounds like it came out of Ben E. King’s songbook. Lickteig gets all gospelly and philosophical on “Home Is Where My Heart Is.” And he cuts loose on an explosive soul duet with Margaret Cox appropriately titled “Whoop Whoop.” Opening the CD release party is Ali Washington and the Movement, with Jaedyn James and the Hunger closing the evening. (9 p.m.Sat., Crooked Pint, $10-$15.) Bream