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Mark Kreitzer

  

wail-9-22-2011-96_1Mark 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.

 

Awards

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

Teaching

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