075: Mark Kendall

February 20, 2019

Sound Matters episode #075 features Tom’s conversation with Mark Kendall from the multiplatinum band, Great White. Mark’s passion and natural abilities got him hooked on guitar at a young age. Mark is a solid supporter of MusiCares, and like me big-time recovery advocate. Mark’s relentless efforts to help those seeking a sober life have been expressed in feature stories on Fox News and numerous national radio programs and podcasts. With his rock pedigree, and double digit years of sobriety, I knew Mark and I had to talk at length about two of my favorite subjects (and his I suspect): rock and roll and recovery. Mark’s passion for both is evident in this in-depth and honest conversation…

On This Episode:

Sound Matters Radio INTERVIEW guest: Mark Kendall from Great White

Episode #075 – The Podcast: (also on SpotifyiTunes, GoogleiHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn, & Spreaker)

 

Inside the Interview:
02:26 – On working with Michael Wagener on Great White’s Full Circle album and documentary…
07:36 – On parting ways with former vocalist, Terry Ilous and the addition of Mitch Malloy…
11:16 – On still creating and writing new music decades into his career…
13:15 – A couple of overlooked Great White song’s from band’s back catalog… 
16:35 – On former lead singer, Jack Russell and their parting of ways… 
19:00 – On Mark’s sobriety, backstory, philosophies, and work as a recovery advocate today…
34:50 – Mark’s view on the meaning of “working on yourself” in recovery… 
42:53 – Mark’s online recovery efforts and endeavors…
46:25 – On the difference between wanting vs. needing to make changes in recovery… 
53:33 – On creativity and sobriety… 
56:38 – Mark’s message to someone still struggling with addiction or abuse…
61:29 – Reach out to Mark…

Connect with Mark Kendall & Great White:
Website: www.officialgreatwhite.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GreatWhiteOfficial
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarkSKendall
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MarkKendall_GW
Instagram: www.instagram.com/mr._greatwhite (@mr._greatwhite)

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Until we meet again… Stay tuned-in…

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