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Mark Swanson

Horsefeather, 13th Hour ( Guitar, vocals) (Fine Guitar Artisan)

For Mark Swanson, 13th Hour represents a loop back to where music first became a passion in his life. Although Mark has played electric guitars in much louder bands over the years, he was originally pulled into music by more gentle and contemplative artists such as Simon and Garfunkel. Mark founded the country-rock band “Horsefeather” in the mid-1970s, enjoying a great deal of local and regional success before he changed musical directions and “went solo” in the late 1980s. A nationally known maker of guitars and other stringed instruments, including clients such as Joel Mabus and The Dixie Chicks, Mark combines an encyclopedic knowledge of songs with an enviable talent for playing them. Visit Mark’s personal site at http://www.markswansonmusic.com

Mark’s Latest Video: http://vimeo.com/108575642

https://soundcloud.com/markswansonmusic

Mark Swanson with his “Workshop Smile”

Here’s some music from Mark Swanson and Ken Bierschbach:

[audio:http://www.westmichmusichystericalsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Wheel-goes-round1.mp3|titles=Wheel goes ’round]

Wheel goes ’round

13th_Hour_Songlist

Grand Rapids’ 13th Hour: ‘Local Spins Live’ Artist of the Week (video, podcast)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGgvR6ITuBo 4:12

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Mark Swanson with his workshop smile
Mark Swanson with his workshop smile
That is a harp guitar made by a luthier from Malasia. The photo was taken when I was in Seattle, and I was asked to play about 40 guitars for the "Acoustic steel string listening session" at the GAL's luthier's convention. I had fun!
That is a harp guitar made by a luthier from Malasia. The photo was taken when I was in Seattle, and I was asked to play about 40 guitars for the "Acoustic steel string listening session" at the GAL's luthier's convention. I had fun!
Mark Swanson in his shop 3
Mark Swanson in his shop 3

 

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Horsefeather
Horsefeather
Horsefeather (L-R) Kenny Nowicki, Dave Lubenow, Steve Damstra, John Sczmczak, Mark Swanson, John Andrews.
Horsefeather (L-R) Kenny Nowicki, Dave Lubenow, Steve Damstra, John Sczmczak, Mark Swanson, John Andrews.
Horesefeather (L-R) Dave Lubenow, Mark Swanson, Kenny Nowicki, Steve Damstra, John Andrews
Horesefeather (L-R) Dave Lubenow, Mark Swanson, Kenny Nowicki, Steve Damstra, John Andrews
Dave
Dave
Festival 76
Festival 76
HF 1
HF 1
HF 2
HF 2
HF 3
HF 3
HF 4
HF 4
HF promo
HF promo
HF with Jim
HF with Jim
HF CD Cover
HF CD Cover
Horsefeather Press
Horsefeather Press
John Andrews
John Andrews
Kenny Nowicki
Kenny Nowicki
Horsefeather members, still best friends after all these years (L-R) Mark Swanson, John Andrews, Steve Damstra.
Horsefeather members, still best friends after all these years (L-R) Mark Swanson, John Andrews, Steve Damstra.
Horsefeather Reunion 2005
Horsefeather Reunion 2005
Photo of Horsefeather on the wall at The Sawmill in Big Rapids, still on the wall since sometime in the 1970's.
Photo of Horsefeather on the wall at The Sawmill in Big Rapids, still on the wall since sometime in the 1970's.

 

Horsefeather members, still best friends after all these years (L-R) Mark Swanson, John Andrews, Steve Damstra

Horsefeather members, still best friends after all these years (L-R) Mark Swanson, John Andrews, Steve Damstra

 

 

 


2 Responses to Mark Swanson

  1. Dave Sikkema says:

    In addition to being a highly talented musician and singer and an unbelievably skillful luthier, Mark Swanson was a pleasure to meet, a heck of a nice guy. No exaggerations here, folks ~ Dave Sikkema

  2. Music has been added to Mark Swanson’s page. Please check it out!

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