Mark Selby

RIP, Mark Selby (September 18, 2017)

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to MusicCares in memory of Mark.

Mark Selby RIP, Mark Selby (September 18, 2017) Blues Rock Singer-Songwriter

Mark Otis Selby – Memorial Concert & Celebration of Life

A One Night Only Live Life Celebration in honor of righteous tone, noble heart, and steadfast soul. A toast to everything The Mossman was, is & and always will be. A concert benefiting MusicCares featuring the songs of Mark Selby with performances by Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lee Roy Parnell, Al Anderson, Joe Robinson, Mike Reid, Rick Brantley, SHEL, Kelsey Waters, Will Bowen and more…

Mark Otis Selby, beloved Nashville-based Nashville-based recording artist, songwriter, session guitar player and producer, has released albums on Vanguard & ZYX Records and his songs have been recorded by a wide array of artists. With Kenny Wayne Shepherd, his co-writes include “Deja Voodoo,” “Slow Ride,” “Last Goodbye,” and “Blue on Black,” which was #1 for 17 weeks and Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Song of the Year. He wrote the Dixie Chicks’ first Number One and Grammy award winning single “There’s Your Trouble” as well as having songs recorded by many other artists including Wynonna, Little Big Town, Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Reid, Jo Dee Messina, Lee Roy Parnell, Keb’ Mo’ & Rick Brantley.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Selby spent his youth harvesting wheat and playing in bands throughout the Great Plains. He attended Fort Hays University in Hays, Kansas where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music. Selby was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame in 2016. An avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, Mark also resided in Estes Park, Colorado, with his best friend Tia. They married on top of Mount Chiquita in the Rocky Mountain National Park on July 4, 2001.

MOS (as he was affectionally known by those closest to him) was nothing if not a metaphysical seeker, thick book reader and deep thought thinker, with a wicked sense of humor and a vast knowledge of dang near everything: particularly that of music, history and the blasted human condition. He stayed steadfast, true and razor sharp — even while giving cancer an unexpected 12 round fight right to his heroic end.

Mark Selby Memorial / City Winery October 19

All proceeds from this performance benefit MusiCares. If you are not able to make the memorial, the family requests donations to MusicCares in memory of MOS.


Nashville-based Mark Selby returns to his Kansas roots to be inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 5, 2016, in ceremonies at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas. Selby will be honored for the scope of his career as hit songwriter, musician and artist, as well as for for his years living and touring throughout Kansas. His much-loved backup band from Kansas days, The Sluggers, will also be inducted and will join Selby for a reunion performance at the event. Several 2016 Hall of Fame inductees will perform at the ceremonies; Selby will begin solo acoustic and then be joined by the Sluggers (Craig Balderston – bass, Mike Ward – drums, Dave ‘the Wave’ Wiggins – percussion) in a 30-minute set, which will feature songs from throughout Selby’s career. A few of Selby’s hit tunes are promised, along with ‘Wheatfield Boogie’, the title track from his 1990 album with the Sluggers.

The Kansas Music Hall of Fame Ceremony and concert is open to the public and promises to be an exciting night of music and memories. Tickets are $25 and are available from Ticketmaster or at the Liberty Hall box office on show day (cash only). Doors open at 6:30 for the 7pm event on Saturday, March 5.

The view from here . . .

FLASHBACK | My view from onstage of 50,000 fans, opening for the Eagles with Johnny Reid in Bishop’s Corner, Newfoundland.   – Salmon Festival, July 13, 2013


Let it begin!

FLASHBACK 2013 | The eagle has landed. Willkommen am Deutchland…

Mark Selby

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