MARK CROFT: Sympathetic Groove"Some of the Broadjam staff and I were at Mark's CD release party and we were blown away! This is one of the best new musician's we've seen in a long time. Definitely check out his music."
- Roy Elkins, Broadjam Founder and CEO
"Croft's songs have the kind of tuneful playfulness one associates with Jack Johnson or fellow travelers like John Mayer or Dave Matthews. But while some of their songs have such a light touch that they almost drift out of view, Croft's sound has just enough grit and substance to keep even the simplest of them grounded in the listener's mind."
- Rob Thomas, The Capital Times
"Croft's new CD, Sympathetic Groove, can compete with anything Mayer or Matthews has to offer. He's a strong guitarist with a smooth voice, and his self-penned songs bristle with roots-rockin' hooks. This release party may well send him on his way to much bigger things."
- Isthmus, May 27, 2005 feature in 'The Week'
"Croft will front a full band at this show in celebration of Sympathetic Groove, a new disc that does indeed groove, but with an abundance of hooks that lean upbeat, even as the lyrics skew toward pain and loss."
- the Onion, May 26 feature in 'madcalendar'
"I'm so fake" is the first thing Mark Croft tells us on his debut full-length Sympathetic Groove. "I'm so jaded," is the second, but after a couple listens, it is obvious he doesn't really mean either of those things. In fact, his songs are never less than genuine. The Madison singer/songwriter has seen his popularity explode in the last year, culminating with a sold-out CD release party last month that left some standing on the sidewalk...With his insistent melodies and smooth voice, Croft has found an automatic market with anyone who names Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson or the like as their favorite artists...With these ten original songs, Croft makes a strong case as a songwriter who could move beyond local-hero status."
- Kiki Schueler, Rick's Cafe
"Mark Croft is the classic triple threat; great songs, beautiful voice, killer guitar chops."
- Sean Michael Dargan, Singer/Songwriter
"Probably the best new talent I've heard in a half a dozen years" - Eric Hester, President, Madison Songwriters Group
"...easily some of the best songs and one of the best performers I've worked with in the past 10 years."
- Mike Zirkel, Chief Engineer, Smart Studios
Check out the artist's website:
1. Strangely Enough
2. Don't Speak
4. Just the Same
5. She's a Landslide
6. Don't It Make You Feel Like Coming Home
7. The Highway
8. Salvation Train
10. Stayed Too Long