It’s been a long time coming but 18 years after their debut smash hit album ‘Cracked Rear View’, Hootie & The Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan is back playing gigs again on his native East Coast. After touring the world and becoming a major rock star in the mid 1990s Mark Bryan has teamed up with long time high school friends Scott Tucker, Ricky Slezak, Kevin Heister and Steve Lipton. Bryan’s new band are called ‘Mark Bryan and the Screaming Trojans’.
The band earned rave reviews for their 4th of July outdoor gig at Baker Park, Frederick, MD. before their special homecoming gig at the Montgomery Village Lawn Theatre (now known as the Bowie Music Pavilion) in Montgomery Village, MD in early August. The Frederick News Post ran a feature length article about Mark Bryan which provides a great insight into a musician who doesn’t appear to have forgotten his roots or his childhood friends despite his rock star status.