Marky Starks is an important thread in the fabric of a music community. Not only a music lover, a show presenter, a house concert host, a newsletter writer, but also a singer/songwriter.
I’ve never stayed with the same work experience, ever. It always changes. This one is of my background as a presenter of artists, and as a writer. My earliest encounter was with Chuck McCabe and from him I learned everything I know as a writer and as a performer. He told me, “Hell yes, you can write.” Chuck is gone from us now but I remember everything he told me and am living that now. I also have a great deal of respect for Tom Faia who sometimes performs with me. As a presenter, the performers who please me the most are those with a local backing and those who may not be known yet. They start out small, but the next time it’s a full house.
Stuck on a Star
Written by Marky Starks and Ed Tree
Cold Cold Heart
Sung by Marky Starks and Tom Faia
Written by Marky Starks and Tom Faia
No shows booked at the moment.
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“Marky is a natural story-teller. There is an ease and familiarity with her songs that resonate within us all.They pull you in, rather than leave you on the outside observing. Her humor can be subtle, or whack you upside the head, but it’s always clever. Her performances are engaging, honest with a homey sensibility that will capture your heart.”
– Sherry Austin, Singer/Songwriter
“I first met Marky at a Cosy Sheridan Fiddling Cricket concert – then as host of her fabulous Acoustic Canyon House Concert series – then as a team member of the ‘Please Stand By’ KPIG live music show — then she became co-host of our Ugly Mug Acoustic Wednesday series — and finally, after more than a year, I find out she sings, plays and writes! Great folk/country voice, delightfully humorous songs. Build that singer/songwriter career!”
– Dick Brundle, Fiddling Cricket Concerts
“Our band had the incredible good fortune to play Marky’s first house concert. It seems like forever ago, but in a matter of a fewshort years, Marky’s become an important piece of our community, presenting music, supporting artists, and nudging other performers to ‘get up there and play’. Bonus points that she’s writing and performing her own songs now, too.”
– Michael Gaither, Singer/Songwriter
“Whether as a concert promoter, concert presenter, or a singer-songwriter in her own right, Marky Starks does it all with intelligence, style and finesse. I have enjoyed working on songs with her, and look forward to writing more together.”
– Laurie Jennings Oudin, Award-winning songwriter, half of Americana-folk duo ‘Jennings and Keller’