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Mark Buerschaper / Bio

Mark Buerschaper began playing guitar at the age of 16. After performing in the hard rock band Euphoria in high school, he took a hiatus from music until the early 1990's.

It was at this time that he enrolled in singing and songwriting classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.

Shortly after completing his classes there, he went on to play lead guitar for the trio Jane Doe. While playing for Jane Doe, he began writing and recording material for his first release entitled "No Figment of Imagination".

The CD garnered critical claim comparing Mark's singing style to artist's as varied as Neil Young, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison.

Many of the songs subjects were as varied as the vocal comparisons. Song topics included media hype,
health care injustices, big brother paranoia and other social observations.

After performing at various Chicago area coffeehouses, taverns, bookstores and festivals, Mark began to proceed to record his next release "Triple Love Bookends". This album not only featured Mark's acoustic work on guitar, mandolin and harmonica but also highlighted his electric guitar skills as well as some tracks featuring keyboard work.

Mark took a break during the late 1990's from music to concentrate his studies on obtaining his degree in Computer Graphic Design.

In the summer of 2010 he relocated to Nashville TN where he is currently playing in local venues and promoting his latest release "Nashville Byline".

In the spring of 2012 Mark released a first ever concept project entitled "My Work Pages". The collection consists of characters, situations, and environmental portraits of various places of employment during his lifetime. The songs will be available for download through various online retailers by July 2012.

Summer of 2014 brings "Teleclipse". "Teleclipse" is a fully realized story from start to finish concerning a community on a distant planet which due to an ill fated asteroid, loses their digital communications as well as electricity. Two years in the making, it represents a departure from traditional guitar playing in favor of cigar box guitar compositions.
Mark considers this album to be an audio realization of his insights into our dependency on computers and digital information as well as social communications. Even though the story takes place on the fictional planet of Htrae (prounounced "hurray"), it is quite easy to compare to our own society.

General Info

Band Members
Mark Buerschaper - Vocals
Artist Name
Mark Buerschaper
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Singer Songwriter / alternative/folk / Blues

Contact Info

Smyrna, TN
Mark Buerschaper

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