What do you get when you cross Johnny Cash with Tom Petty and Rodriguez? You get the music machine that is Mark Gormley.

Mark can do it all, from accessible power ballads to heart-tugging crooning. I’m pretty sure you’ll never have heard a song about a vindictive ex-lover and a fateful parachute jump in the same lyrical narrative. Unless Whitney did something similar back in the day, I stopped listening to her for a while.

More glory at Mark’s site. And a Black Sabbath-esque ballad below.

Semi-related: Skullcrusher Mountain.