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Mark's influences started with his parents (both classically trained music majors), in the early 60's. Learning guitar chords from the Kingston Trio and Brothers Four, his interests soon changed after hearing Stan Kenton and when he moved to England in 1964. The harmonies, rhythm and musical experimentation of the time provided a catalyst to investigate different styles - jazz, classical, rock, blues, folk, fusion, etc. By the time he was twenty, he'd been in several bands in Las Vegas, Southern California (including Eclipse), and England (playing guitar, then drums, then guitar). He's taken advantage of the rich musical diversity in Portland, and has played in progressive jazz-influenced rock to urban folk bands (Lonesome Taxi). Having played drums, flute, synthesizer and other instruments, he finally settled on guitar.
|1970 - 1972||Various||Progressive rock||Las Vegas, NV||Drums / guitar|
|1972 - 1973||Various||Progressive rock||England||Drums|
|1973-1974||Tough Times||R&B||Orange County, CA||Drums|
|1974 - 1976||Eclipse||Progressive rock||Orange County, CA||Guitar / flute / drums / synthesizer|
|1981 - 1983||En Rapport||Pop/rock||Orange County, CA||Guitars|
|1989 - 1992||Julie Jones & the Things You Are||Techno funk/ pop/rock||Portland, OR||Management/ Guitars|
|1993-1996||Lonesome Taxi||Eclectic urban folk/rock||Portland, OR||Guitars|
|2004-2005||Solo||Classical/acoustic/ avant-garde||Portland, OR||Guitar|
1996: Lonesome Taxi: "Keep the Change"
1998: aphasia: "Hazardous Material"
2003: aphasia: "almost live!"
2004: solo acoustic: "it's not much... but it's all I got"
2008: Eclipse: "9/20/2008" - Reunion gig
Lonesome Taxi, 1993-1996:
Couldn't resist... playing drums in England, 1972: