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Praise Continues to Grow for Mike Clark's "Carnival of Soul" on Owl Studios

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PRAISE CONTINUES TO GROW FOR MIKE CLARK'S CARNIVAL OF SOUL

DOWNBEAT: “An Epic Jam Session," with Clark as “A Constant Force"

NY TIMES: “Clark has a jazzman's vision of group interplay"

Owl Studios Debut for Mike Clark Keeps Earning Raves, as Legendary Drummer Returns from Headlining Tour of Russia and Hits the Road with The Headhunters

Legendary drummer Mike Clark's Owl Studios debut 'Carnival of Soul' continues to earn notable reviews and fresh coverage. In their November issue, DOWNBEAT Magazine praised Clark as “a constant force" presiding over an “epic jam session." The Downbeat review comes on the heels of recent raves in JAZZTIMES Magazine, JAZZIZ Magazine and AllAboutJazz-New York. Jazz Inside Magazine featured a full-page interview with Clark in their November issue, and NUVO Weekly, the key Alternative paper in Owl Studios' hometown of Indianapolis, recently featured Clark and Owl President Al Hall in an article about Clark's month-long headlining tour of Russia. See clips, below.

2010 has been a big year for Mike Clark. In addition to the ongoing traction shown by his acclaimed 'Carnival of Soul' and the success of his U.S. State Department-sponsored tour of Russia, Clark recently headlined the Iridium in New York City, for a series of gigs praised by The New York Times, New Yorker, Time Out New York, Don Heckman's International Review of Music, and more. He is currently in the midst of a U.S. tour with the reunited Headhunters, and the group will soon release an exciting, eclectic new CD on the Owl Studios label, which will feature guest appearances by megastars Snoop Dogg, George Clinton and many others. Look for a DOWNBEAT article about the new Headhunters album in the months ahead.

Owl Studios is an award-winning, independent record label, with an artist roster that includes a Grammy-nominated artist, two Independent Music Award winners, an American Pianists Association Jazz Fellowship recipient, and a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Performer Award recipient. In the short time since its inception, Owl Studios has become a well-respected, artist-friendly record label in the genres of Jazz, R&B, Neo Soul, Jazz Fusion and Jam Band. Learn more about Owl Studios, here: http://www.owlstudios.com/

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE—CD Review
11/10 issue, by James Hale

Variety is the name of the game on Mike Clark's Carnival of Soul. Loosely based on the organ trio model, the album also encompasses appearances by singer Delbert McClinton, guitarist Rez Abbasi, trumpeter Tim Ouimette and—for an outrageous tribute to Big Sid Catlett—drummer Lenny White. With his signature resonant kick drum and mastery of deceptive beats, Clark sounds like he's playing host to an epic jam session: guests come and go, but he's a constant force, channeling the flow and keeping the mood upbeat.

This story appears courtesy of Seth Cohen PR.
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