Five-time Emmy winning and Grammy nominated composer/ producer Mark Oblinger brings his soulful, eclectic blend of folk/pop to the stage in 2023, featuring powerful, vocal forward arrangements from his latest release, “High Water Line” —PLUS new songs from 3 EP’s scheduled for release this coming year.
“High Water Line” garnered a host of national reviews, press and radio airplay on both commercial and noncommercial Americana and AAA formats and tour dates including the iconic “Café Bohemia,” the “Rockwood Music Hall,” and “The Bitter End” in New York City.
In April of 2023, Mark released his very alternative take on the Pure Prairie League classic "Amie." Check it out! Singles for an upcoming EP titled "The River" will be released in Septemeber, followed by the full EP release on October 23rd, 2023. And check out Mark's touring and full schedule with dates/show info regularly updated.
Mark’s tunes sound fresh yet familiar, with lyrics that paint vivid pictures of personal loss and rebirth—and the courage to stand one’s ground when left without easy choices.
Mark’s national performing roots include stints with chart topping country rock stalwarts Pure Prairie League (“Amie”) and Firefall (“Cinderella,” “You Are the Woman”). From there, Mark has had the good fortune to work with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco) Garth Brooks, Amy Grant, John Oates, Jeff Hanna, Michael Martin Murphy and more.
With works featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Mark was a 2012 Grammy nominee for his Children’s Jazz Symphony – “JumpinJazz Kids – A Swinging Jungle Tale,” featuring the great Al Jarreau.
Mark is joined on tour by veteran singer/ keyboardist and co-writer Linda Lawson and eTown drummer and bassist Christian Teele and Chris Engleman.