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American Power Pop Stars

The Clarks who play country-influenced American Power Pop Guitar Rock have released 12 studio and live CDs selling nearly quarter of a million copies.  With their loyal fan base built over 20 years of performances they sell out 7,500 seat venues in Pittsburgh and venues in the East coast and Mid-West.  They have received airplay on Triple-A radio stations across the U.S.  Five of their albums have placed in the Billboard charts.  Their 2005 Released “Between Then and Now” reached number 30 on the Top Independent Chart and the 2009 “Restless Way” album reached no 28.  They have been seen national with musical appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2004 and on ESPN's Cold Pizza in 2006. Their music has also be featured in film and television.  The song “Let It Go," have used in the 2001 Warner Bros. film Summer Catch.  The song"Better Off Without You" was featured during the closing credits of The Anna Nicole Show.  The Clarks performed during the first intermission of the 2011 NHL Winter Classic held in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field on New Year's Day 2011.

Rock critic Dave Marsh described the Clarks, "They've got first-rate songs, they play together the way only bands who've truly lived with each other's chops can, they can sing, and as far as I can tell, at the end of the story, they get the girl. What more do you want?”

The Clarks formed in 1988 when they were students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The original members were Guitarist/vocalist Scott Blasey, guitarist Rob Hertweck, bassist Greg Joseph, and drummer David Minarik.  They built their fan based playing colleges and clubs clubs across the East Coast and Midwest.  Their single "Help Me Out" from their debut album “I'll Tell You What Man” became a regional hit with strong airplay. With their subsequent releases “The Clarks”, “Love Gone Sour Suspicion and Bad Debt” (on which guitarist - vocalist Robert James replace Hertweck), and “The Clarks Live” — the band’s regional based broadened nationally. With that success MCA released their 1997 CD "Someday Maybe". They since release on the King Mouse, Razor & Tie and High Wire Music labels.