Nils Lofgren & Andy Newmark


MIXED BY: NICHOLAS MAYES, New Day Music Studios, Dover, Kent, UK
DRUMS & BASS RECORDED BY: NICHOLAS MAYES, West Track Studio, Canterbury, Kent, UK


Nils Lofgren


Turned professional at 17. Began early recordings with various bands including Crystal Mesh, The Shot, Paul Dowell & The Dolphin. Joined NEIL YOUNG's band at age 18, played piano, guitar and sang on the acclaimed platinum album "After The Gold Rush". Continued recording career with the band "GRIN" in 1971 with the release of the self-titled "GRIN" album on Spindizzy/Columbia. Followed in 1972 with the second release by Grin entitled "1+1", which included the top 40 hit "WHITE LIES".



1971 - 1974 - Recorded four albums with GRIN.

1972 - Joined CRAZY HORSE to record classic first album, the only one with Danny Whitten. 1973 - Played on NEIL YOUNG's "TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT" album released in 1973. Toured extensively throughout the world with Neil to promote the album.

1975 - Began recording as a solo artist for A&M Records with the release of "NILS LOFGREN". This album featured the songs "Back It Up" and "Keith Don't Go".

1976 - Released "CRY TOUGH" on A&M Records.

1977 - Released "I CAME TO DANCE". Toured worldwide throughout 1976 and 1977.

1978 - Released the Double Live Album "NIGHT AFTER NIGHT".

1979 - Released "NILS" solo album, which contained the European top 40 hit "Shine Silently". 1981 - Released "NIGHT FADES AWAY" on MCA Records. Subsequent world tour followed.

1983 - Played on NEIL YOUNG's "TRANS" album released in 1983. Did the world tour with Neil for "TRANS" and appeared on the video movie made of the tour, titled "BERLIN". 1983 Released the album "WONDERLAND" on MCA Records. Appeared in Bermuda at The 40 Thieves Club with Andy Newmark & Kevin McCormick

1984 - Joined BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S E STREET BAND as guitarist in May. Played over 150 shows worldwide on the BORN IN THE USA Tour

1985 - Released the solo album "FLIP" on Columbia Records, which contained the Top 40 European hit "SECRETS IN THE STREET". Video for the single was aired on MTV and VH-1. 1988 - "TUNNEL OF LOVE" album released. Played on the "TUNNEL OF LOVE" and "AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL" world tours with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. Recorded the "BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN LIVE" album and appeared in numerous Springsteen videos. Currently guitarist in the "E STREET BAND".

1989 - Joined "RINGO STARR'S ALL STARR BAND" for the World Tour and resulting live album and video.

1991 - Released the album "SILVER LINING" on Rykodisc during 1991. Included the Top 40 AOR Track "VALENTINE". Appeared on THE TONITE SHOW, DAVID LETTERMAN, and MTV Played over 100 shows in 12 countries during 1991.

1992 - Released "CROOKED LINE" album on Rykodisc. Contained the song "BLUE SKIES", associated video was produced and aired on VH-1. Joined RINGO STARR and THE ALL STARR BAND for 1992 Second World Tour. Live album released during fall of 1993.

1993 - Played with NEIL YOUNG on the MTV UNPLUGGED SPECIAL, February 1993, which was shown throughout the world, and subsequently released as a live CD in the summer. CD achieved platinum status. Recorded soundtrack for the movie "EVERYBREATH." Played on the PBS Special THE BEATLES SONGBOOK which also featured Dr. John, Los Lobos and Cathy Mattea. Recorded in January 1993. Recorded with BRANFORD MARSALIS in July for Branford's 1994 release entitled "BUCKSHOT LeFONQUE" on Columbia Records.

1994 - Released soundtrack CD for the movie "EVERYBREATH" in February on Stampede Records. Movie released in June 1994 on Columbia/Tristar. Musical Director for ABC's PAULA POUNDSTONE SHOW in early 1990's. Played with CAB CALLOWAY. 1991-1996 - Musical Director for the CABLE ACE AWARDS

1995 - Released "DAMAGED GOODS" on Pure Records

1997 - Released "ACOUSTIC LIVE" on Capitol Records, Right Stuff Label

1997-1999 - Continued extensive acoustic and electric tours 1998 Appeared in BERMUDA at The Surf Club

1999-2000 - World Tour with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND, appeared on HBO Special recorded during the tour. Double CD, Video and DVD released 2001.

2001 - (April) Song "BLACK BOOKS" from ACOUSTIC LIVE album appears in HBO hit show THE SOPRANOS. "BREAK AWAY ANGEL" released on Vision Music in 2001. An extension of "Acoustic Live", this CD was recorded mostly live in the studio and features improvisational acoustic leads over unusual harp as thematic rhythm instrument. Also features Lee Sklar and Wade Matthews on bass and Timm Biery and Mike Botts on drums.

2002 - recorded "THE RISING " with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and the E STREET BAND, followed by a long World Tour. Nils becomes more versatile swing man, playing pedal steel, dobro, bottleneck, lap steel and 6-string banjo on stage. Tour ends in October of

2003. 2004 - Records "23rd STREET LULLABY" with PATTI SCIALFA. Does promo tour and 3 week U.S. Tour with Patti's band.

2005 - Appeared as guitarist with WILLIE NELSON at KENNEDY CENTER HONORS in December

2006 - latest solo release "SACRED WEAPON" featuring Kevin McCormick on bass and Timm Biery on drums. Also, duets and vocal performances by Willie Nelson, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Martin Sexton. Margo Reed, Mary Ann Redmond, Tom Lepson, Bob Berberich and the Lofgren Brothers. DVD Release "NILS LOFGREN & FRIENDS LIVE ACOUSTIC" recorded at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA with special guest appearances by the Lofgren Bros., Mary Ann Redmond, Bob Berberich, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Paul Bell & Buck Brown. Session player on JERRY LEE LEWIS release "Last Man Standing", pedal steel on "Sweet 16", released as CD and DVD.

2007 - collaborated with well-known author Clive Cussler on the tune "Whatever Happened to Muscatel" which is available through the website. Recorded with Patti Scialfa on her release "PLAY IT AS IT LAYS". Toured with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in support of the release "MAGIC".

2008 - solo release "THE LONER-NILS SINGS NEIL" featuring Nils singing acoustic versions of some of Neil Young's songs. Toured and worked on recordings with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

2009 - release of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's "WORKING ON A DREAM" and world tour in support throughout the year.

2011 - New studio solo release of "OLD SCHOOL" - 12 tunes including guest appearances by Paul Rodgers, Lou Gramm and Sam Moore

2012 - World Tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in support of release "WRECKING BALL".



Andy Newmark


Andrew "Andy" Newmark (born July 14, 1950) is an American musician. Andy's mother was Bermudian and Andy is also a citizen of Bermuda. Andy played in 2 Bermuda groups The Savages (as a fill in for Howie Rego) and as the drummer for the BERMUDA JAM - back in the 1960's!



Best known as a popular session drummer, and for playing with the funk band Sly & the Family Stone from 1972 to 1973. Hired to replace Gerry Gibson, who in turn had replaced founding Family Stone member Gregg Errico, Newmark was invited to audition for Sly Stone by Family Stone saxophonist Pat Rizzo.[1] Newmark went on to record one album as the Family Stone's drummer, Fresh (1973) and also performed with the band for two years in live concert.


After leaving the band in 1974, Newmark has performed and recorded with John Lennon, Cat Stevens, Joe Walsh, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, George Harrison, Rickie Lee Jones, Patrick Moraz, Randy Newman, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Murray Head, Ronnie Wood,[2] Roxy Music, ABC, Hue and Cry, Laura Nyro, Elkie Brooks, Sting, Steve Winwood,[3] Nils Lofgren,[4] George Benson and Michael Franks.[5] He is featured on Carly Simon's 1971 album Anticipation and Gary Wright's 1975 album Dream Weaver. In 1980, he was the sole drummer on John Lennon's last album, Double Fantasy, as well as Milk and Honey released in 1984. He was also the featured drummer on Yoko Ono's Season of Glass in 1981.


According to a 2006 Sound on Sound magazine interview [6] with engineer Andy Jackson, Andy Newmark played drums on Pink Floyd's The Division Bell album.


Newmark is a Patron and visiting artist at drum and percussion school, Drumtech in London.



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