Tour name: A Mighty Raucous Evening with John Mark McMillan and Friends + All The Bright Lights
Saturday April 16, 2011 at 10:00pm
Los Angeles, CA (July 6, 2010) - Heart-on-the-sleeves Rock is what Sony/Integrity Music artist John Mark McMillan does best and it's his bluesy voice and well crafted lyrics that have brought this singer/songwriter to heightened popularity with his latest release, THE MEDICINE, debuting TODAY and currently at #3 on the iTunes Rock Chart, among Jack Johnson, Brandon Boys, Mumford & Sons and Avenged Sevenfold. THE MEDICINE also appears at #15 on the overall chart, among 3OH!3, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Score, Kelis and Glee: The Music and continues to climb. Currently, McMillan is on a national tour to share his soulful sound and collection of unique, spiritually minded, rock songs throughout the country.
THE MEDICINE, McMillan's third album, features new songs and bonus material. This intriguing, musically compelling and intensely in-depth project shares deep lyrics expressing McMillan's soul and personal life journey. Through his lyrics, McMillan takes listeners through a story of emotions. Poetic metaphors and vivid imagery thread themselves through the album binding together a universal theme of brokenness and love's power over the weak and the wounded.
The album features both new hits and modern classics including the swaggering, raucous "Carolina Tide," an allegorical narrative of resurrection told from the perspective of a second chance love, inspired by Springsteen's "Thunder Road."
McMillan is at the height of his craft and David Kern said it best when he states "THE MEDICINE has an epic sound - a grand, impressive, emotional, rock sound. The kind with aggressive guitars and aggressive vocals. But it's also air-tight, precise, measured rock n' roll, with just the right amount of whiskey soaked folk. Think Springsteen, Tweedy, or Yorn singing about the troubles and rewards of faith."
In addition to the full length CD, the music video for the song "How He Loves" is available on iTunes.
THE MEDICINE, the full-length Son