Mark Karan: Walk Through The Fire

Mark Karan: Walk Through The Fire

Walk Through the Fire, on the Dig Music label (run by Jackie Greene’s manager), is a wonderful and uplifting slice of rock and soul music that reveals much about Karan as both a supremely talented musician and a remarkable human being. The emotional title track, for instance, was written in the hospital when he was undergoing treatments for the aggressive throat cancer that could well have taken him from us when he was stricken in the summer of 2008. Other originals touch on different aspects of his life and career, and there’s also a slew of great cover tunes, including Alex Call’s wonderful “Annie Don’t Lie,” Robert Johnson’s “Love In Vain,” Joe Jackson’s “Fools In Love,” Robert Hunter/The Dead’s “Easy Wind,” and more.