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'Brussels' review: Mark Newman's capital excursion

Mark Newman is a singer-songwriter-musician from Great Neck.

Mark Newman is a singer-songwriter-musician from Great Neck. Photo Credit: Rick Eberle Public Relations

Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery.

Sea Cliff singer-songwriter Mark Newman found inspiration in Belgium, resulting in his new EP, "Brussels" (Danal). The live collection finds Newman, who has played with everyone from John Oates to Sam the Sham, explaining his Americana songs in a way that gives them new meaning.

Armed only with his guitar and his booming voice, Newman explains how the driving rocker "Going Underground" is about the Underground Railroad and how "Must Be a Pony" is about searching for childlike enthusiasm in everything you do. The potent delivery shows that Newman practices what he preaches.

Newman plays K.J. Farrell's, 242 Pettit Ave., Bellmore, 516-804-9925, at 7 Tuesday; and at 8 p.m. Mondays at "Music from the Hive" at Still Partners, 225 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff, 516-200-9229.

THE GRADE B+

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