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Mark Ripp


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    Hey Little Guy - The Confessors
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    Two of a Kind - The Confessors
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    Lose My Way - The Confessors
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    A Generous Man
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    Ballad of Canadian Soldier X
“Ripp is a genuinely great songwriter” – Americana UK
I'm a singer songwriter in the Americana genre. My start was in the coffee houses of Toronto some forty years ago. Those folk beginnings were followed by a ten year run as front man and writer for Canadian roots rockers The Bel-Vistas. The last couple of decades have been spent raising a family and pursuing music as a solo artist.
I work away in my home studio now and am sometimes involved in recording and producing for others. This past year I co-produced and recorded my old friend Meg Tennant, her album is called “Echoed Light” and is filled with her wonderful singing and song writing. My own latest release is “Under The Circumstances” and is a musical journey through the often unwieldy lives we lead.
Influences are many but the ones who set the bar high for me then and now include: Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Neil Young, Van Morrison and Nick Lowe.
If you’re a fan of thoughtful, melodic, roots based song writing I encourage you to have a listen. I perform as a solo acoustic act and work in a band context anchored by my musical brother John Toffoli (ex Bel-Vistas drummer). I’m also a member of a rockin’ four piece cover group called Stone Blue.


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