Mark is nearing his fourth decade on stages around the midwest and the world, including appearances at folk and bluegrass festivals, concerts, on television and radio, including the Prairie Home Companion. He has recorded with such bands as The Clearwater Hot Club, The Middle Spunk Creek Boys, The Wisconsin River Bluegrass Boys, Harmonious Wail and numerous others. He has shared the stage with Tom Paxton, Alan Munde, Joe Carr, Don Stiernberg and Tony Trishka, Becky Schlegel, Brian Wicklund and Chris Silver. Mark’s songs have been recorded by Joe Carr and Alan Munde, The Middle Spunk Creek Boys, Becky Schlegel and the Sparetime Bluegrass Band.
Not content to rest on his musical laurels, Mark has also become an award winning teacher. With a Master’s Degree in German and another in French, Mark has taught in Universities both here and abroad and has been recognized by his departments and students alike as an outstanding teacher. Currently, Mark teaches Songwriting at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, MN. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, where he teaches guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, Dobro and bass. Mark has taught numerous workshops at festivals and various instrumental skills, songwriting and singing to individual students.