Mark Kreitzer is an award-winning singer/songwriter/educator based in Minneapolis, MN. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, playing and teaching guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, mandolin, mandocello, mandola, Dobro, and ukulele. He shares his love for Americana-roots music both as a solo artist and with number of bands, including the Mark Kreitzer Band (bluegrass), The ’53 Swingbillies (country-swing/rockabilly), and a number of jazz bands (traditional and gypsy), including Patty and the Buttons, the Clearwater Hot Club, and the Mill City Hot Club.
As long-time member of the Middle Spunk Creek Boys, Mark was inducted into the Minnesota Rock and Country Hall of Fame.
The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA) presenting him with its first Favorite Bluegrass Multi-Instrumentalist award as well as with its first Favorite Bluegrass Songwriter award.
Composing and Writing Projects
Two CDs of originals — “Pages” (solo CD) and “The Mark Kreitzer Band.”
Music and lyrics for the Minnesota Centennial Showboat musical, Mark Twain’s Mississippi, based on Twain’s book, Life on the Mississippi.
Works in progress: music theory book for bluegrass musicians, presentation (lecture/demonstration) on development of Americana-roots music. Workshop rogram and song commission for Rural Arts & Culture Summit
Carleton College – American Folk Instruments (guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, mandolin, mandocello, mandola, Dobro, and ukulele) and co-teaches the 60s Folk Reviva
Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, MN – songwriting and guitar
Private lessons on guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, mandolin, mandocello, mandola, Dobro, and ukulele