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He's one of the most original people I know and its been a pleasure every chance I've had to work with him.
Harold Allen, Nashville Recording Artist
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Hello and thank you for visiting! Here you can keep up to date with all things related to my musical world - as a doctoral candidate in the College of Music at Michigan State University, as well as my continuing career as a singer/songwriter and recording artist.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, and let's be friends on all of the social media things!

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November 3, 2016
I’m elated to be the guest speaker at this month’s “Orations and Libations” event at American Fifth Spirits (Lansing, MI) on November 10th! I’ll be discussing a few methods that I have used in my own songwriting, and will play original songs that highlight those methods. I’d love to see you there!

October 20, 2016

Hey, Nebraska colleagues! You can find my two session-teaser articles, “Educating the Music User” and “Incorporating Songwriting: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How” in the October edition of the Nebraska Music Educator. I’d love to further discuss these topics with you at the Nebraska Music Educators Association All-State Conference, on November 18th. Please attend and let’s exchange ideas!

September 2, 2016

My article, "Educating the Music User”, can be found in the September issue of the Music Educators Journal, and by clicking here!

October 11th, 2015

Welcome to the new! This version is designed to also feature my activities as a Ph.D. student and music educator. Yes, music will still be played and songs will still be written -- but why stop the fun there? Explore and enjoy the site!

October 2nd, 2014
Check out the Fall issue of the Michigan Music Educator Magazine, where you can find an article written by me about vernacular musicianship in schools! You can access the full magazine here, and find the article starting on page 8.

September 9th, 2014
Happy Anniversary, "All the Way Let Go!" Check out a fun new video by the great Rob Liliedahl

April 3rd, 2014
Come see me and Daniel Christian on the "Farewell to Wyoming" Tour, April 10th-12th! This will be the last Wyoming tour in the foreseeable future, as I am relocating to the Michigan area. The dates are as follows:

April 10th: 8-11pm, Rusty Nail Salloon - Wright, Wyoming
April 11th: 8-11pm, Warehouse 201 - Sheridan, Wyoming
April 12th: 6-9 pm, Prairie Fire Brewery - Gillette, Wyoming

March 19th, 2013
Mark Adams and Daniel Christian’s EP “A Moment Vanishing” is officially released and is now available for download in the iTunes store. Click on the link below to get it and don’t forget to leave a review!

March 8th, 2013
With the official release date for “A Moment Vanishing” quickly approaching, there is a now a CD release party that is free for the public! Mark and Daniel will play the whole EP front to back, and much more! Here are the details:

7:00 PM
March 23rd, 2013
Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso
1624 South St.
Lincoln, NE

October 19th, 2012
The Grammy nominated Doug Van Sloun and Focus Mastering have officially signed on to the project, “A Moment Vanishing.” The EP is finished the mixing process and will be mastered next month. We cannot wait for you to hear it!

August 17th, 2012
Mark and Daniel will be heading into the studio next week to record, “A Moment Vanishing!” This project will be recorded at Lincoln, Nebraska’s Fuse Recording Studios with the very talented Rob Liliedahl as the engineer. Rob and Daniel will be reuniting after Daniel’s very successful “Hold Your Breath” album, released in 2010.

June 30th, 2012
Thank you all so much for your support! Mark and Daniel’s EP, “A Moment Vanishing” has successfully been funded on Kickstarter! Keep checking back for updates on the progress and get ready to hear some new music!

May 30th, 2012
Mark Adams and the very talented singer/songwriter Daniel Christian are wanting to make an EP together, but need your help! If you would like to hear a collaborative EP, you can support their project on Kickstarter. You can watch a video about the whole idea at the link below. This project will not be made without your help, so please donate!

October 20th, 2011
Hey, folks! Mark Adams will be performing with Harold Allen and the Bonfire Choir this New Year's Eve in New York City!

Step a few blocks off of Times Square and come listen to some great music!

December 31st, 9:00 PM - New York City, NY - Wicked Willy's Tavern
* With Harold Allen and the Bonfire Choir
- Tickets $30, available at door ONLY!

March 20th, 2011
Hey, Mark Adams and Daniel Christian fans! We're excited to announce a short three-day stretch where these two will be on a "Dueling Pianos" tour! If they're in your area, come check them out!

2011 DCMA Dueling Piano Tour:

April 7th, 7:00 PM - Gillette, WY - American Legion

April 8th, 8:00 PM - Billings, MT - Off the Leaf Coffee House

April 9th, 8:00 PM - Casper, WY - Metro Coffee Company

November 11th, 2010
We’re happy to announce that Mark’s single “Near Something That Floats” has been chosen as a single to be released to satellite radio stations by Oasis Manufacturing! Oasis is responsible for the physical copies of ATWLG.

July 30th, 2010
The 2010 ATWLG Tour’s official dates have been released. Please come and support the new record if Mark is in your area!

August 5th, 7:00 PM - Laramie, WY - Coal Creek Coffee

August 6th, 7:00 PM - St. George, UT - The One & Only
*Featuring Harold Allen

August 7th, 10:00 AM - St. George, UT - Farmer’s Market
*Featuring Harold Allen

August 7th, 7:00 PM - St. George, UT - Tuacahn Amphitheatre
*Featuring Harold Allen

August 9th, 7:00 PM - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Pita Paradise

August 10th, 7:00 PM - Phoenix, AZ - The Copper Star Coffee House

August 12th, 7:00 PM - Las Vegas, NM - The Traveler’s Cafe

August 14th, 7:00 PM - Sidney, NE - SHS Auditorium
*Featuring Daniel Christian

July 27th, 2010
It is official ...

Today you can purchase your copy of “All the Way Let Go” on iTunes, or from the website. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!

ATWLG features the help of some very talented musicians: Stewart John on guitars, Tim LeVan Miller on bass, and Daniel Christian on drums.

The record was engineered and mastered by Dan Kane, Powerbase Studios.
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