|… as a duo, in the acoustic
quartet Jill Jack & The Hopeful Winos, and as part of
her full band. He appeared throughout her 2009 release, "Songwriter
Sessions", which hit #6 on the Americana charts
in Europe, and the Top 100 in the US. The CD/DVD combo
also won the 2010 Detroit Music Award (DMA) for
Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording. On top of a busy
headlining performance schedule, the Jill Jack band opened
several dates of Bob Seger’s 2011 Tour.
As a member of the folk/pop
Mark toured thru the Midwest and into the South-East ...
featured at venues such as The Bluebird Cafe, The Ark,
The Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Legion Arts - Cedar Rapids,
Benefit for Alejandro Escovedo - Raleigh, Blissfest, and
Hiawatha Music Festival. He was a major force in the
'Trousers' signature 3-part harmonies, as well as sweetening
up the pie with a unique accordion style. While with
Tangerine Trousers, Mark helped the band win 3 Detroit Music
Awards. The bands last CD "Dressed for Success" got strong
reviews from Performing
Songwriter ("..damn cool!") and
No Depression ("an
unassuming powerhouse") magazines.
Mark spent a good chunk of
time touring regionally and recording with former
Luke Sayers. The second release, "Radio
Flower", won the 2009 DMA
for Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording.
Mark also has been blessed to play guest-accordion spots on
stage with Chris Stamey & Peter Holsapple
(of the dbs), as well as folk songstress
He also contributed harmony
vocals and accordion to Stewart Francke's "Wheel of
Life" CD, and accordion on Dave Edwards' (of The
Look) "Pickin Singles" EP.
Digging way back, Mark was a member of
Blowtop, Detroit Music Awards Nominee for Outstanding
also performs select solo shows of his own original music,
with plans for his debut CD release ... soon.