Mark - Director of Yelping and Strumming

Where were you born?
Rockville Centre, New York

What was your first musical instrument?
Trombone – boy did that make my parents crazy.

If you could only have 3 CDs to listen to for the rest of your life what would they be?
Jimi Hendrix – Axis Bold as Love
Steve Vai – Passion and Warfare
Skaggs & Rice – Essential Old Time Duets
(If I can take a 4th I want Paul Simon's Graceland please)

What’s your favorite food? Pizza

Name 3 adjectives that describe you:

What’s your favorite movie?
Nightmare before Christmas (or anything with a Danny Elfman soundtrack or by Pixar)

Who are your favorite musicians?
Steve Vai
Tony Rice
Robert Johnson
Robert Randolph
Banjo Ben Clark
Chet Atkins (I think he's the only person who really figured out the guitar)
Lyle Lovett
They Might Be Giants
Les Paul
Brian Setzer
Rob Ickes
The Beatles
Doc Watson
Justin Sandercoe

Who do you think is the greatest band of all time?
Led Zeppelin

What music are you currently listening to?
Itzhak Perlman's Greatest Hits
The Best of Django
Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory
Best of Hank Williams
Stanley Brothers - Columbia Recordings
The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
Tony Rice - Church Street Blues
Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Unclassified


Mark mostly sticks to standard tuned steel string guitar (he's pretty simple-minded) but has been known to venture into various types of ukes, banjos, scat singing, yodeling, and any other annoying sound that you can think of.

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