Dan Kennedy - Electric Guitar / Bass
A talented and versatile instrumentalist, Dan Kennedy is that guy in the corner who admittedly looks more like a banker than a rocker. You might never guess that his career highlights include making his solo performance debut at the largest live music festival in the country, singing onstage with America and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and having his songs covered by country-pop teen singers, fellow singer-songwriters, punk rockers, and even a funk band for good measure. As a side man Dan Has supported countless singer-songwriters on stage and in the studio while always striving to develop his own voice as a guitarist, bassist, and singer.
Jon Vriesacker - Violin
Jon Vriesacker is a violinist with extensive experience in a number of styles. He is a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and has worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gunther Schuller. He studied at the Berklee College of Music with Matt Glaser and has a Bachelor of Music degree from UW-Madison. Jon also has significant experience playing jazz, bluegrass and other improvised styles. He has soloed with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and been featured with violin legends Johnny Frigo and Johnny Gimble. Jon has played on promotional materials for Lands’ End and Miller Brewing and can be heard on recordings from Willy Porter, Freedy Johnston and Garbage. Jon also played on “Al Otro Lado del Rio” from the movie The Motorcycle Diaries, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2005. JonViresacker.com
Robert Boyd - Drums / Percussion
Robert Boyd has been playing with Mark for almost a decade. Evolving his style from his background as a rock drummer, he has developed his own style with his hybrid drum kit, incorporating hand drums directly into his arsenal of percussion instruments. A versatile and intuitive percussionist, Boyd can easily switch from driving-Rock to slow-grooving ballads, incorporating rhythms from influences in Latin, Jazz, and Funk.
Matt Rodgers - Upright & Electric Bass
Matt Rodgers is one of those bassists that has the ability to play any style of music you throw at him, and his versatility has led him to play with more groups than can be named here. Rock & Pop, Jazz & Gypsy swing, to Latin & Afro-Pop, he has played them all. Having personally received instruction from Jazz legend Richard Davis, Rodgers can move easily from playing funk grooves on his electric bass, to thumping out mellow lines on the upright.