Mark Lanegan

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About Mark Lanegan

Singing with a deep, nicotine-ravaged growl that was rich, strong, and sensuously forbidding, Mark Lanegan rose to fame when his band the Screaming Trees won a taste of mainstream recognition in the '90s. Outside the group, Lanegan carved out a strong individual identity as a vocalist and songwriter. Lanegan's music was informed by the blues, and the singer was willing to take his darkly poetic sensibility to whatever style he chose. His solo work veered from the semi-acoustic atmospheres of 1990's The Winding Sheet, 1998's Scraps at Midnight, and the adventurous hard rock of 2004's Bubblegum and 2012's Blues Funeral, to the clean electronic surfaces of 2014's Phantom Radio and 2020's eclectic and unsparingly confessional Straight Songs of Sorrow. Lanegan was also a frequent collaborator with a number of noted artists, among them Greg Dulli, Queens of the Stone Age, Isobel Campbell, Soulsavers, and Duke Garwood.

Ellensburg, WA, United States
November 25, 1964

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