Song Written in Memory of Mark Gray Garners Interest from Fellow Exile Member, Sonny LamirePosted: May 30, 2017
Just in RE: “Camo Cap” which Nashville Trax client, Bobby Layton, wrote about his friend Mark Gray who wrote many hits and most of the Exile catalog. Mark recently passed away.
” Piano version was exactly how I heard Camo, Tops on Jason singing. Piano player made song. Entire Production Awesome!! Sonny Lamire of Exile wants to hear it.”
Steve King: piano
Jim Riley: drums,
Jason Eustice: vocals
Bill Watson: acoustic guitar. bass guitar
Produced, engineered and mixed by Bill Watson who says, “I heard this song very sparse and gave Bobby a full mix plus a simple piano/bass guitar/vocal version.
I never met Mark but I probably have a client for life in Bobby, because just before his death, Mark Gray heard a song I produced for Bobby and said that of all the songs Bobby had done in Nashville, it was the best and that Bill Watson is the guy he should stick with.
High praise from high places and very, very cool to get affirmation I’m doing something right from one of Nashville’s upper echelon songwriters.”
A pic Bobby sent of Mark Gray (middle) with Exile shortly before his death, wearing his beloved “Camo Cap”: