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About Mark

Mark Kilianski is a guitar flatpicker, banjo player, and singer songwriter, with home bases in Nashville, New Jersey, and Vancouver, BC.  But most of the time you’ll find him on the road with Americana/Old Time duo Golden Shoals.  In his formative years, Mark immersed himself in various styles of guitar music including classic rock, jazz, classical, and metal.  While pursuing a degree in Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music, he started meeting bluegrass and celtic fiddlers and took a stylistic left turn, falling in love with folk music’s raw aesthetic and ethos of anywhere/anytime jamming.  This diverse musical background informs Mark’s unique sound and approach to traditional music and songwriting.  Throughout it all, Mark pays homage to the old timers of American roots music, with his own personal reverence and humor.

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