markcantwil-featuredimageAll this month, we’re putting the spotlight right square on local singer-songwriter, Mark Cantwil!  Together with his band, The Punch Drunk Heroes, Cantwil weaves his Americana roots of heavy topics and storytelling into a mix of high-energy alt-country and late 80’s and early 90’s rock. If you’re a fan of artists like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, The Black Crowes, Chris Knight, Drive-By Truckers, or Van Morrison, then having a local act like Cantwil around is gonna make your year!

WaitingMark Cantwil hails from right here in the Dayton area, and whether he’s playing solo or with the band, he can often be found playing cool shows in and around town. He’s also quickly becoming a seasoned pro and plays a number of shows well outside the Ohio borders as well as opening for acts like Molly Hatchet, Chris Knight, The Bacon Brothers, Sister Hazel and MC-Promo Pic-1more!  

Last Chance Johnny, released in 2012, is the debut album for Cantwil, and it really gives you a feel for his small-town roots and singer-songwriter style.  Highlights from this album include the title track, “Last Chance Johnny”, as well as “Never Take Me Alive”, “Ghost of Katie”, “Cock Rock”, and “Cisco”. 

Earlier this year, Cantwil released his sophomore album, Diggin’ On Youmark 9We’ve had the pleasure of getting acquainted with a number of tracks off this killer album by having them in rotation over on W937 Dayton Radio, and they’ve become pretty ingrained into our weekly “must play” list!  Diggin’ On You has a number of outstanding tracks including “The Puppet”, “The Greatest Show Around”, “Tonight”, “Crazy One”, “Long Live the Night”, and in particular, the title track for this album, “Diggin’ On You”.   

Listen to all of Mark Cantwil’s songs, get your copies of “Last Chance Johnny” and “Diggin’ On You”, check out upcoming shows and much more at the links below!  We’re “Diggin’ On” this music and can’t wait for you to do the same!             on Soundcloud          on Reverbnation           on Twitter
on Facebook                       on YouTube               on Bandcamp                on CDbaby
on Spotify                           “Diggin On You” on iTunes         “Diggin On You” on Amazon

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