The new four song EP, Minus is now available for download from CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon. This EP features the original FST line-up - Mark Matos (Basses), Mark Murray (Keyboards, Vocals), Mark Turner (Guitars) and John Wilson (Drums). Additional vocal talent provided by Tara Allison, Greg Gibson, Cindy Murray and Gina Roberts.
Four Stories Tall is an ensemble devoted to the creation of music without boundaries. Well, that’s kind of an over-promise. So they are really an ensemble devoted to the creation of music that roughly resembles progressive rock, playable within the skill set of the individual musicians and their guest artists. Located in Dallas, their focus has been primarily writing, experimenting with technology and recording. They released their first full length album in 2015, The Road West. This album established the band’s creative ethic to produce the best possible content within available means.
Since the time of that release, original founding member and guitarist, Mark Turner has left Dallas for the Great Northwest. There were numerous songs in production at the time of his departure, so the band faced the challenge of searching for a new guitarist and finishing projects left incomplete. They were fortunate to latch on to a like minded musician in guitarist Phil Bush. With the band complete once more, they are moving forward with the completion of works and forging onward to create new material.
The Minus EP was released in July of 2017 and features four songs that share a common thread, they were all conceived in the absence of one or more band members. This release still features Mark Turner on guitar.
Four Stories Tall is currently finishing production of their second 2017 EP, a five song release tenatively titled “I Can’t Stay Too Long”. This EP will feature work by both Mark Turner and Phil Bush as the band wraps up everything that was in production at the time of Turner’s departure.
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Four Stories Tall’s first full length album tells the story of West Texas from the eyes of an Irish immigrant, a drifter, a stray dog, an oil field rough neck and a cotton farmer’s wife. The scenery includes the Brazos River, a city divided, a cotton field and a ghostly train. This album features the original FST line up and an amazing group of guest musicians including Tara Allison,Dustin Ballard, Richard Bowden, Greg Gibson, Lloyd Maines, Gina Roberts and John Sprott. Get your West Texas prog on.