Singing folk songs has been a way of life and a livelihood for going on thirty years now. And over the years, I’ve come to realize just how necessary the arts are to our daily lives.
The folk arts are flexible and accessible. The folk arts invite participation and improvisation. Our folk music is a bearer of history and custom, and has grown by being needed and used. It has adapted itself to new circumstances, and is not ‘finished’ or ‘cyrstallized.’ And, it is a kind of music which everyone can help make.
I hope we can be in touch in the coming year. I’d love to present a concert for your club or organization. I’d love to lead members of your community in a sing along and folk jam, just like we do at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. I’d love to present a workshop or class and share something of what I have learned and found valuable. I’d love to collaborate with other artists on new and exciting projects. I’d love to appear on your radio show or podcast.
I am right now working on several new recording projects and would be pleased to share a free sample. Just drop me an email anytime and write MD SAMPLER in the subject line. I’ll send you a CD in the mail.
I am pleased to have been accepted to the official showcase at the FARM gathering and conference in the Geneva Room, Saturday, October 25 at 8:00 pm. This showcase offers the very best in Midwest folk and acoustic music.
I am also presenting a late-night special Midnight Cabaret performance in room 260. Stop by for an intimate performance and refreshments.
More information at www.farmfolk.org.
stay in touch, Mark D.