Notable quotes . . .


 "A fine young man who I think has a great future." -- Hank Snow, Grand Ole Opry

 "Wild Blue Yodeler" -- Billboard

"I could listen to him sing all night long … he does a good job that boy does." -- Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree

"His Jimmie Rodgers tribute record was one of the great listening experiences of this reviewer's year to date. A DISCovery Award Winner for sure." -- Robert K. Oermann, Music Row

“Brine’s got the moaning/yodeling vocals down cold.” -– Jim Caligiuri, CMJ

“Opry-worthy” –- Village Voice

With each and every recording, Brine cements his standing among the best singer/songwriters ever.” -–  Music Monthly

Outstanding” –- Roots & Rhythm

“Brine knows his stuff well enough to know that there was a time in this country when blues, country, jazz, gospel and popular song were not nearly as isolated from each other as they are today.”  -- Baltimore City Paper

 “Combining all of his early influences from country and the blues to his passion for folk, Brine lives up to the laudable media attention he’s received … with a unique sound, comparable to so few these days, we expect to hear a lot more from this artist.” – Tammy Phillips,

"True traditional country from a man who has graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry."  -- Boston Phoenix

“His songs are superior studies of love, life and times past.  You may think he’s just another New England folksinger, but there’s some genuine country roots music going on here.”  -- Bill Frater, Freight Train Boogie

Mark Brine has been giving fans of Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Snow et al what they need to keep ‘em real for most of the 90’s … songs of love, hardship, faith and redemption with a front porch pulse.”  -- Grant McAllum, Real Groove

“Check this guy out, then you’ll see what Hank Snow, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Grammy Awards people are talking about.”  -- Boston Sound Check

His career has pursued the path of a truly independent artist – someone who follows his soul and does things his own way … his ability to write and produce has made his name synonymous with quality.” -– Doug Floyd,

He’s got his finger on the pulse of America, and he’s what country music might have evolved to had it had the chance to do it normally”  -- Bob Everhart, Tradition Magazine

Mark Brine must be Americana’s best kept secret … I tell you, I am absolutely knocked out by "for Karrie" and its warm stories and beautiful picking.” – Pete Smith, Country Music Round Up  

“Brine could easily have been added to the cast of ‘Oh Brother, Where Art Thou’ without raising an eyebrow.” - – James McSweeney, Flyin Shoes

“Real Americana Music” -– New York Street Beat

Listen closely and you will hear what roots songwriting is all about.” -– Roots Music Report