About Mark

Five-time Emmy winning and Grammy nominated composer/ producer Mark Oblinger brings his soulful, eclectic blend of folk/pop to the stage in 2024, featuring powerful, vocal forward arrangements from his breakout release, “High Water Line” —PLUS new songs from his latest EP; “The River” released January 5thst, 2024.

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.

This past April, Mark released the first single from "The River" - his very alternative take on the Pure Prairie League classic Amie.  The second single, Lead the Way (Bessie's Eyes) was released on September 22, and both have already received featured airplay on KRFC and the Colorado Playlist.

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 BrooksAmy GrantJohn OatesJeff HannaMichael 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 also won 5 Emmys for his work on the PBS Show, “The Big Green Rabbit.”

Mark is joined on tour by an all-star line up that includes singer/ keyboardist and co-writer Linda Lawson, eTown drummer/singer Christian Teele, bassist Chris Engleman and multi-instrumentalist Eric Moon on lap steel, keys, accordion and vocals.

Stay tuned!

 

NEW Release! The River

Videos

Amie -The Live Sessions

Standing on the Threshold - The Live Sessions

Judgment Road - The Live Sessions

Gordon Gamm Theater - Little Bird

Reviews

Goldmine

"[High Water Line] has a timeless quality and vintage motif that finds them at once both focused and familiar. There are hooks to spare as well as ringing refrains, all part of a radio-ready sound that all but guarantees its instant accessibility."

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NPR

"[High Water Line's] sophisticated pop that throws back to the 70's, but sounds current nonetheless; with in the pocket songwriting, tasty harmonies, and lovely orchestration. "

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Take Effect

"[Mark Oblinger] delivers timeless sounds that are capable of reaching jam band status just as they are spare indie-folk."

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Pen's Eye View

"[High Water Line] is Oblinger’s first solo effort, and boy, it’s been worth the wait."

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All Access

An Interview With Grammy Finalist and Five-Time Emmy Award-Winning Composer and Producer, Mark Oblinger!

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Press Photos

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