As a singer/songwriter, Mark’s goal is to reveal the hope, humor, and meaning to be discovered in even the “commonest” of life experiences. His favorite quotations include “God is in the details” and “Be faithful in the small things” (another favorite is “Better late than never”—but let’s not talk about work habits here). He believes the best approach to songwriting is to apply imagination and solid truth to real life, to be honest and vulnerable while avoiding emotional exhibitionism, and to master songcrafting principles without being a slave to conventional expectations. He also favors a nice calypso rhythm, when he can get away with it. The resulting performances are a unique combination of entertainment, artistic endeavor, and affordable therapy.
Mark has performed in a variety of settings, from coffeehouses to clubs to church group retreats, including some of the top venues in Chattanooga. Among these, his favorite experiences include repeated appearances at the Riverbend Festival, the Fall Color Cruise Festival and the KUDZU Festival. He was nominated for the 2000 “Acoustic Songwriter of the Year” award by Chattanooga Independent Artists.