Mark Rivera - Common Bond
Release Date: January 3, 2014
He’s performed before millions of fans with a Whos Who of musics elite including Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Tony Bennett, Paul Simon and Paul McCartney.
And now Mark Rivera, longtime Billy Joel bandmate and Ringo Starr’s Music Director steps into the spotlight with his first solo album Common Bond…an eclectic mix of his rock, pop and soul influences rolled up into a new package of 8 original songs and 2 covers, sure to appeal to the huge audiences hes been reaching for so many years.
Rivera and producer Jimmy Bralower (Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood) have assembled an amazing cast of friends and colleagues to join in on the record including a rare appearance by Billy Joel playing a sizzling Hammond B3 organ on Marks unique cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic Spanish Castle Magic.
Ringo Starr, Robert Randolph, Nils Lofgren and Steve Lukather all contribute their great talents to what Dashow says is one of the best albums Ive heard in a long time.