Piñata Mondatta by Nicholas Markos
"He's like David Gray without the accent... or with the accent, depending on how you look at it, I guess..."
- Swifty Lazar
While his songs are compared to the thoughtful and emotive work of Paul Weller, Pete Townshend, Van Morrison, and David Gray, the songs incorporate a range of elements that reveal both Markos's depth as a musician (in addition to guitar and bass, he was formally trained on viola and saxophone) and his egalitarian tastes. "I'm not concerned with classifying my songs," he explains. "I'm just focusing on making music that speaks to me."