ARTIST BIO At 17, Mark formed and successfully managed his first band, the 'Aggravations', in North Africa and the Mediterranean area. While in the Navy, he began to play folk clubs in Memphis, Tenn., and Norfolk, Virginia and the surrounding areas, developing a penchant for blues, as well as folk and rock. Returning to Taos, NM, he worked clubs in New Mexico for awhile, mainly as solo, and then he moved to Houston, Texas, where, after a short while, he began playing with Mickey Gilley in Pasadena, Texas as a backup lead/rhythm player for a few months, leaving to form his own band 'The Moody Brothers', with Don Driskill, a talented drummer from Oklahoma. This group was very successful in and around the Houston area for many years, even after Don passed away in a car accident. In the mid 70's, Mark began to write in earnest, working and playing around such players in the Houston area as Shake Russell, Michael Marcouliaux, and Robert McCann. At this point, after a brief stint with Frenchy Bourke, at the Winchester Club in Houston, Mark began to explore his solo career, again. Finally, in the early 80's, Mark returned to New Mexico to find the atmosphere and support to continue writing and playing, from a less commercial standpoint. Today, some three albums later and a few 45's, Mark is continuing to play all over the country, and continue his writing and producing.