Bass and Vocals
Mark came to Bluegrass after twenty years of playing bass and drums in a series of "alternative" groups. In 1995, friends suggested he get a string bass and bring his alternative zeal to the Bluegrass community. He quickly realized he’d found a musical home and joined Art Blackburn in Art & Sandi's Pretty Good Band, and later, The Pretty Good Bluegrass Band. Mark has also performed with The Bluegrass Buddies and The Deadly Nightshade Family Singers.
Mark is acknowledged as one of the Midwest’s elite Bluegrass bass players. In fact, he was nominated by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association as 2000 Bassist of the Year in both the Bluegrass and the Related Music categories! No matter the style or venue, Mark's earthy drive is unmistakably his own and is sure to set the feet tapping.
Mark has written several songs for Monroe Crossing, notably "He Did Rise" on the band's second gospel project, Into The Fire.