TALES YOU WIN IN LUCKY PENNY’S LIVING ROOM: A Look At Americana Music’s Intimate Concert Trend

Leanne Tankel

Mark Cline Bates is Lucky Penny’s latest living room troubadour. Hailing from Hurricane, West Virginia, a strong gust’s reach from DC, Mark prefers to embody the aftermath, and greets his assembling guests with a calm, and an appreciation, that belies both his youthful songwriter successes and the current countdown to his fifth album, King of the Crows. The album set to be released in April of this year was produced, no less, by THE Don Dixon of REM and James McMurtry fame.