Mark’s Bio

I played the local St Louis restaurant and bar circuit in a duo in the early 1970’s (The Leather Bottle in Clayton and the Robert E. Lee on the Mississippi Riverfront).

I played Tan-tar-a Resort in the Lake of the Ozarks in an acoustic quartet including a return engagement for the National Governer’s Convention in 1970 at the ripe old age of 18 years old! I then went into public musical hibernation in order to go to college, start a career and family. I continued playing in my home studio, taught my son to play the guitar and jammed with him and other friends of mine through the years.

Having accomplished all of the above, 2009 seemed to be as good a time as any to get back into music as a solo artist. I play much of the same material as I did in the 70’s as well as other current songs! Those fabulous tunes are still recognizable today! They still put a smile on everyone’s face as they sing along with all the lyrics!

I’m currently a regular at HERBIE’S in Clayton, and THE WALNUT GRILL in Ellisville. I previously was a regular at EDGEWILD WINERY & RESTAURANT in Chesterfield, THE WOOD CASK in Kirkwood, and have played at THE BREWHOUSE at BALL PARK VILLAGE, CHANDLER HILL WINERY in Defiance, MONARCH RESTAURANT in Maplewood, HERBIES in The West End, ONE 19 NORTH in Kirkwood, BRANICA WINE BAR in Kirkwood, CAFE EAU at The Chase, ROBUST WINE BAR in Webster, MILE 277 in Sunset Hills, SPIRO’S in Chesterfield, The INTERNATIONAL TAP HOUSE in Chesterfield, ESPINOS in Chesterfield, ARAKA in Clayton, OCEANO in Chesterfield, The MARKET/BASSO at The Cheshire, MOLLY DARCYS at Seven Gables in Clayton, and the occasional private Party!

Besides performing as a solo act, I have the pleasure of performing as a DUO with very talented musicians like, BRYAN RANKINS, and GARY RICH.

Feel free to Contact me for public bookings and private parties, or just send me your email address and I will put you on my email list for upcoming dates!

My Song List includes tunes from:

The Allman Brothers, America, Arlo Guthrie, The Beatles, Bill Withers, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springstein, Carlos Santana, Cat Stevens, CCR, Counting Crows, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Dan Fogelberg, Dave Mason, David Gray, Don Henley, Don MacLean, The Eagles, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Gordon Lightfoot, The Grateful Dead, Harry Chapin, Jack Johnson, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Jason Mraz, Jim Croce, Jimmy Buffet, Johnny Cash, John Mayer, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, Lowell George, Loggins & Messina, Marc Cohen, Marshall Tucker Band, Mama’s and The Papa’s, Neil Young, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Paul Simon, Poco, Pure Prairie League, Ray Lamontagne , Rod Stewart, Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, Stephen Stills, Steve Miller Band, The Band, The Byrds, Tom Petty, Traveling Wilbury’s

Van Morrison, Zac Brown Band, … and more!