Mark A. Walker Endorses Ernie Ball Music Man Basses… Legendary Gospel, Jazz and Smooth R&B bassist Mark A. Walker has toured the globe playing with a who’s who list of national and international artists, but now he’ll travel with his sizable and loyal bodyguards StingRay and Bongo.
Today marks the adoption of Mark A. Walker into the Ernie Ball Music Man family. “I didn’t want to play on another bass at NAMM after I played [the StingRay] at their booth. It just felt like my bass,” says the Arlington, Virginia native about his first time playing the bass. The energy in the area was charged and lead Vice President and grandson of the American standard Ernie Ball, Inc. to offer Mark his contact, handshake and sincere, “call me.”
“Growing up at the NAMM show, I’ve heard and seen lot of great bass players – but when I heard Mark Walker play, I lost my mind.” “I’m thrilled to welcome Mark aboard the Ernie Ball Music Man family of Artists.” -Brian Ball
And very welcomed he feels, as photo shoots and video production begins to promote his use of both the StingRay and Bongo 5 basses. Mark says, “These guys have already given me more than I’ve asked for and because it’s a family brand, I can see that the loyalty runs deep, so I anticipate this relationship lasting for years to come.
About Music Man:
Music Man is an American guitar, and bass guitar manufacturer. It is a division of the Ernie Ball corporation. In addition to hand crafting high-end Music Man® guitars and basses, Ernie Ball Inc. offers state-of-the-art instrument accessories that are carried in more than 6,000 stores in the U.S. and 110 countries worldwide. The company also fosters artist development through musician-focused programs such as the Golden Pick promotion featuring Slash and Eric Clapton, and the world’s largest and longest running Battle of the Bands, where unsigned bands compete each year for the chance to play on multiple tours and win tons of prizes. The company’s electric guitar strings are widely revered by hundreds of guitar greats including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, The Edge and John Mayer. Visit them online at www.ernieball.com.
About Mark A. Walker:
Mark A. Walker began his path on the bass as the sole musician in his family’s store-front church in York, PA. Since then he’s gone on to work with Yolanda Adams, Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Maysa, Richard Smallwood, Producers Tim Carman, Chris “Big Dog” Davis and Steven Ford among others. Mark has over 130 major and independent album credits and is also a solo artist and producer. His first album “Forever Yours” is available through CDBaby.com. Mark A. Walker proudly endorses Ernie Ball Music Man basses, Mono cases, Olympia strings, Oyaide cables, SourceAudio effects and EXE tuners.