Mark Paden

Profile:
Mark was raised in a military family and spent much of his early childhood living outside the U.S. He lived in Lima, Peru for three years and in the Canal Zone in Panama for three more, and remains relatively fluent in Spanish to this day. He began his long musical career at the age of 14, when he rented a Sears electric guitar and amp from a classmate for the summer. The five dollars it cost him turned out to be a pretty good investment, and over half a century later Mark is still playing music and still having fun entertaining "my favorite audience in the world, at my favorite place...the Cactus!" In the early '80's Mark and his family lived in Nashville, where he was a staff writer for Tree Publishing (now Sony-Tree) and had several of his songs recorded by artists such as John Conlee, T.G. Sheppard, The Kendalls, and Hank Jr. However, his first love has always been performing on stage, and in the mid-eighties the Padens moved back home to Lubbock, where he has been ever since. While Mark may have started out as a guitar player, for the last 20 years he has played bass in the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, the fabulous Cactus Theater house band. He credits the bass for making him a better all-around musician, improving his sense of time and his ability to play "in the pocket." But occasionally he dusts off his old guitar and, depending on the show and style of music, returns to old familiar territory, strumming 6 strings instead of plucking 4, and loving every musical minute of it!
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Artist

Mark Paden Discography Tracks

Vocals

none Mark Paden - Hot Biscuits album art The Mark Paden Band The Mark Paden Band - Hot Biscuits(LP, Album) Texas Soul Records none US 1984 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Mark Paden - Clower Power album art Jerry Clower Jerry Clower - Clower Power (Album) MCA Records US 1973 Sell This Version
none Mark Paden - Hot Biscuits album art The Mark Paden Band The Mark Paden Band - Hot Biscuits(LP, Album) Texas Soul Records none US 1984 Sell This Version
JD 05 Mark Paden - Farther album art Texas 114 Texas 114 - Farther(CD, Album) Fillee Music JD 05 Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Mark Paden - I Love 'Em All  album art T.G. Sheppard We Belong In Love Tonight T.G. Sheppard - I Love 'Em All (Album) Curb Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Mark Paden - What I Had With You album art John Conlee We Belong In Love Tonight John Conlee - What I Had With You (Single) MCA Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Mark Paden - Miss Emily's Picture album art John Conlee Love Is What You Need John Conlee - Miss Emily's Picture (Single) MCA Records US 1981 Sell This Version
WBS49858 Mark Paden - Only One You album art T.G. Sheppard We Belong In Love Tonight T.G. Sheppard - Only One You(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Curb Records WBS49858 US 1981 Sell This Version
Mark Paden - Golden Country Groups album art Various I'd Dance Every Dance With You Various - Golden Country Groups (Comp) The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. Canada 1987 Sell This Version
JW-81007 Mark Paden - Football Widow album art Karen Sanborn And Wes Sanborn's Nashville Rhythm Section Karen Sanborn And Wes Sanborn's Nashville Rhythm Section - Football Widow(7", Single, Promo) Joe-Wes JW-81007 US Unknown Sell This Version