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Where The Road Leads

by Mark Viator & Susan Maxey

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My Old Man 04:27
Call Of Love 04:30
Cajun Navy 03:42
Silent Vow 04:45


released October 12, 2020

Where The Road Leads

Mark Viator -- Vocals, guitars, National steel, Hawaiian slide, mandolin, charango
Susan Maxey – Vocals
Chris Olson – Bass
Ed Friedland – Bass on “Call Of Love”
Carl Kessee – Bass on “Bye-Bye Bayou”
Ralph Power – Drums (1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 12)
Richard White – Drums (5, 9, 11)
Peter Schwarz – Fiddle
Jane Gillman – Harmonica
Ray Smith – Hammond organ
Cari Minor – Harmony Vocal on “Where The Road Leads”

Recorded & Produced by Mark Viator at Rambleheart Studio, Austin, TX
Mixed & Mastered by Cris Burns at Cris Burns Audio, Austin, TX (crisburnsaudio.com)

“Night Train” artwork by Judy Paul (judypaul.com)
CD layout and design by Ana Amezcua (anaamezcua.com)
Photos by Mark and Susan
Back cover photo by TBD

All songs © 2020 Mark Viator (BMI)
“Somewhere Else” and “Tumbleweed Graves” © 2020 Mark Viator & Susan Maxey (BMI)
“Before I Disappear” © Mark Viator (BMI) & Stuart Adamson, Flying A Publishing (BMI)
“Tore Up From The Floor Up” by John Lilly, ©Beverly Lane Publishing
“Bye-Bye Bayou” by Jim Stringer, ©Little Book Music
“Teach Me How To Stay” by Stephen Bruton & Randy Jacobs, ©BMG Bumblebee Brutunes

Thanks to Bill & Robin Maxey for the charango, Randy Seybold for his beautiful acoustic guitar, Jane Gillman, Jim Stringer for years of friendship & inspiration, Chris & Cheryl Olson, Ray Smith & Cari Minor, eRic & Peggy Luplow, Shirley Maxey, Greg & Sarah Bontempo at NeWorlDeli, Joel McColl, Curtis Clarke at Evangeline Cafe

Dedicated to James “Bubba” Viator and the stories he could tell.


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Mark Viator & Susan Maxey Austin, Texas

Songwriters Viator & Maxey bring you an ever-evolving repertoire of songs about endless highways, hurricanes, barrooms, and the power of love. Their tightly woven vocals are underscored by Mark’s slide and acoustic guitar playing, and Susan’s soulful voice is an instrument all its own. They deliver an emotional authenticity built on the rhythms of Louisiana and the poetry of Texas troubadours. ... more

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