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Originally formed in Dripping Springs, TX, lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s rich sound, rounded out by lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition both in sound and style, the band initially garnered attention playing clubs in the Texas region. Their self-titled debut EP features 5 tracks, boasting songwriting credits from each member.
THE MIDLAND SOUND
Wild-west country music that is reminiscent of the 1970s and ’80s with a modern twist.
WHO THEY SOUND LIKE
Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, Gary Stewart and Willie Nelson.
WHY WE LOVE THEM
“Not only are they an awesome throwback sound, but they’re pretty hip, too. Love following them on social media! This vibe is a great addition to The Highway. I’ve got high hopes for these guys.” – Buzz Brainard
They’ve opened for idols Dwight Yoakam and Willie Nelson as well as Jon Pardi, Aaron Lewis and more. They’ve also hit the studio with Shane McAnally who has produced Sam Hunt, Reba McEntire and Kacey Musgraves.
Mark met Cameron at his home during a wild house party. Cameron was playing the piano with his pants around his ankles, and Mark said, “Hey man, wanna be in my band?” The rest is history.
WHAT HIGHWAY FANS ARE SAYING ABOUT MIDLAND
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