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Mark Utley - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Vanover - Electric Guitar
Ricky Nye
- Piano, Organ
Cameron Cochran
- Pedal Steel
Brian Mahan - Bass
Todd Drake - Drums, Percussion


"As country as Country once was, bypassing the focus group-tested formula spoon fed to today’s commercial masses and served straight up. These songs are meant to be heard amidst both neon bar room glow and a barren moonlit road." - Bucket Full of Nails

MARK UTLEY & BULLETVILLE performs straight-up Country music in the classic style. Originally formed as an offshoot of Magnolia Mountain, the band has now come into its own as a powerhouse live and studio outfit. The band features MM's Mark Utley, Jeff Vanover, and Todd Drake, joined by bassist Brian Mahan, world-renowned keyboardist Ricky Nye and award-winning pedal steel guitarist Cameron Cochran. Bulletville plays a combination of Mark's acclaimed original songs augmented by a great selection of classic Country covers by the likes of Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Gram Parsons, and more.

The band made its live debut in November 2012, and has since become a fixture in the greater Cincinnati area. They have been nominated for multiple Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Country category, and have performed recently at the Buckle Up Music Festival, MidPoint Music Festival, American Roots Concert Series on Fountain Square (three years running), and Bobby Mackey's Music World, and anchored their own monthly first-Sunday residency at Northside Tavern for the past five years. Check the GIGS page for upcoming Bulletville shows, and be sure to "Like" the Bulletville Facebook Page for even more current updates.

Bulletville serves as the backing band for both Mark Utley's Four Chords and a Lie (2013) and Bulletville (2015) albums, the latter recorded at Ultrasuede Studio with the Afghan Whigs' John Curley producing. Both albums are available on vinyl LP, compact disc, and digital download on the This is American Music record label.

"This is true Country music. The hooks and melodies lure listeners in, allowing Utley’s lyrics to sink their teeth into them. Influences from Country music’s past litter the songs as Utley and company deliver a classic sound that never gets old. Country music is at a crossroads where over-produced pop melodies and hiphop-inspired vocals have over taken the industry, threatening to choke out any semblance of the classic sounds. Thankfully, there are bands like Bulletville that understand that good Country music is about substance not style, and this band is full of substance." - Chris Martin, Atlanta Music Examiner








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