A local rag in Cincinnati called CityBeat has included my solo album "Like The Vine" in their list of The Year in Local Recordings.  Thanks for the love CityBeat!

"Local musician Mark Becknell has been primarily known as a drummer/percussionist and has worked with a wide range of local acts.  But Becknell is also an excellent singer/songwriter, as evidenced on his debut full-length solo album, Like The Vine.  The recording highlights Becknell's impressive Folk/Americana songwriting, which is given a uniquely ethereal vibe on the album which suggests a collaboration with super-prodcucer Daniel Lanois would be a perfect fit".  (MB)

                                                                              Listen to "Like The Vine" HERE

The QUEEN CITY SILVER STARS have also had some attention for being nominated for a CEA (Cincinnati Entertainment Award) in the World/Reggae category.  The outcome is based on public if you could take a second and vote for us....I would greatly appreciate it!

                                                                                Listen to 
                                                                                 QUEEN CITY SILVER STARS



 Next solo show!  

in Cincinnati, OH 
for Dan Van Vechten's December Artist in Residency!

I also made this poster for him.  


PHOTOS: The Klaberheads

"It's that time of year again....Oktoberfest" (season).  

This has been my fifth year of busting out polka beats for The Klaberheads....I've enjoyed every bit of it.  We just ended our season last week....which lasted for a couple of months and included a lot of German festivals! (and brats....and pork tenderloins...and beer.)   Here is some of the evidence  that I found on my phone.  

FACT:  The Klaberheads, a family band, started 85 years ago!  A third generation Klaber leads the band now...and I hear "it keeps her very busy"

  .....see ya next season!


check out the new album from the 
Queen City Silver Stars


"LIKE THE VINE" Available for purchase online!

You can download the album straight to your computer to OR you can order the physical copy (also comes with digital copy) and I will mail it to you! 


LIKE THE VINE available at Shake It Records

 You can pick up a copy of my new album
"Like The Vine"...exclusively at Shake It Records this week in Cincinnati, OH.     

for you out-of-towners....stay tuned for info on how to purchase it online soon!


Announcing the 
Buffalo Summer Tour 2015 
in the following cities!

May 8 Jimmie's Ladder 11 (Dayton, OH) w/ Shrug
May 29 @ MOTR Pub (Cincinnati, OH) w/ Adam Torres

June 23 JJ's Bohemia (Chattanooga, TN) w/ Mythical Motors
June 24 @ TBA
June 25 @ Root Bar (Asheville, NC)
June 26 @ Empty Glass (Charleston, WV)
June 27 @ Roboto Project (Pittsburgh, PA) w/ Naked Spirit
July 11 @ Mag Bar (Louisville, KY)

August 7 @ Southgate House Revival (Newport, KY) 
LIVE ALBUM TAPING NIGHT #1 w/ The Mitchells!
August 8 @ Southgate House Revival (Newport, KY) 

More details coming soon about LIVE ALBUM TAPING! 
As always, tell a friend. Thanks.

PHOTOS: Frontier Folk Nebraska at Daytrotter

Just got back from a weekend tour to Chicago, Daytrotter Sessions and Munice, IN.  Good times were had by all!

I'll keep you updated when the Daytrotter session will be available on their will be a bit i'm sure....

Check out their website!