Mark Iler is a gifted singer/songwriter, instrumental sideman, show host, and sound engineer from Washington State.
Originally from Detroit ("I'm feeling much better now…") Mark has lived in the Seattle area for nearly twenty years. He holds a degree in sound recording, and operates his own professional audio services company, Greyhawk Productions. But Mark is equally at ease on the "other side" of the microphone.
He performs throughout the Northwest as a solo singer/songwriter, accompanying his wry ballads on guitar, tenor guitar, and harmonica. He is also in demand as a studio session player and live concert sideman, frequently appearing with the Kevin Jones Band, the Budd Bay Buccaneers, Constellation's Crew, and Hank Cramer.
Mark generously shares his time as emcee and producer for the Victory Music musicians' co-op, hosting "open mikes" and song circles throughout the Puget Sound area.
He has recorded six CD's with Hank Cramer, and they are now collaborating on their seventh project. The work has earned critical acclaim. Heartland Public Radio named their version of "My Sweet Wyoming Home" the #5 Cowboy Song of 2007. Texas Public Radio's "Random Routes" chose two of their songs – "Della and The Dealer" and "Two of A Kind" – for their Top Twenty of 2007. The Western Music Association has nominated their "Way Out West" CD as the best Traditional Album of 2007.
Mark's recent performances include Pine Stump Symphony (Washington); Northwest Folklife Festival (Washington); Lunenburg Folk Harbour (Nova Scotia); Sharlot Hall Festival (Arizona); Saint Patrick's Week (Hawaii); National Special Forces Reunion (Oklahoma); USS Constellation (Maryland); USS Constitution Museum (Massachusetts); and Tall Ships Victoria (British Columbia).
DISCOGRAPHY: Hank Cramer: If There's One More Song (CD, 2002) Constellation's Crew: Songs of USS Constellation (CD, 2003) Hank Cramer: A Soldier's Songs (CD, 2005) Constellation's Crew: Back To Sea (CD, 2005) Hank Cramer: Songs From Maurie's Porch (CD, 2006) Various Artists: Pine Stump Symphony (Concert DVD, 2006) Mike & Val James: Back To Back (CD, 2006) Hank Cramer: Way Out West (CD, 2007) Kit McLean: Horses ( DVD Soundtrack, 2007) Hank Cramer: Caledonia (CD, 2008) Steve Guthe: Say Goodbye (CD, 2008)