Mark and the Misphits


Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar.


Im an Americana Singer / Songwriter / musician. I do covers and originals. I am looking to take this to a new level. I have played bass since 79 and still do. But my main instrument is a 6-string. Im pretty good at getting gigs. But I have to pass them to other bands. Hate top 40.
Right now I no longer do a lot of open mics.

Screen name:
Misphit Mark
Member since:
Nov 11 2015
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
61 years


My influences are as follows:
Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Led Zepplin, Ten Years After, The Doors, Greatfull Dead, Jimmy Hendrix, Janis, Dire Straits, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jefferson Starship, Black Oak Arkansas, B.T.O. Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Eric Burdon, War, Big Head Todd and the Monsters (you know the song), Heart, Joe Walsh, Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Dylan, Steely Dan, ZZ Top, Steve Miller, Fleetwood Mac, April Wine, Donnie Iris, Jeff Beck, Mott the Hoople, The Black Keys, Night Ranger, Squeeze, Rush, RL Burnside, , Elvis Costello, Nazareth, Ted Nugent, Doobie Brothers, Los Lobos, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, David Gilmore, Robin Trower, Leon Russell, Pat Travers, Gorillaz, Little Feat, Mumford & Sons,
Eddie Arnold, Roger Miller(mom and dad constantly played those), Patsy Cline, My Hero~Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Chris Christofferson, Johny Cash, Emmy Lou Harris, Roy Clark, Buck Owens, Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen, Terry Allen. Hank Willams Sr, Hank Willams Jr, Hank Willams 3rd! Joe Ely, Merl Haggard, Linda Ronstat, Jimmy Dale Gilmore,Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill,David Allen Coe, Whiskey River, Eleven Hundred Springs, Zack Brown Band, Local boys: Buddy Costlow Band, Jim Sullivan Barefoot Hillbillies,
Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Otis Redding, Sly & the Family Stone, Bill Withers, Tina Turner, James Brown, Fishbone, Temptations, Billy Preston, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, Cool and the Gang, The Pointer Sisters,
ZZ Top, SRV (the best there ever was), Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Johny Lang, BB King, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Ray Wylie Hubbard, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Rait, Ruth Brown, Mark May, Mean Gene Kelton, Boz Scaggs, John Hammond Jr, Gary Clark Jr, Lynard Skynard, Texas Johny Brown (whom I have actually met), John Lee Hooker with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Rocket 88's, 13th Floor Elevators,
Americana / Roots:
John Hyatt, Tom Waits, Hayes Carll, Fred Eaglesmith, Dave Alvin, James McMurtry, Steve Earl, Chris Knight, Rodney Crowl, Drive by Truckers, Guy Clark, The Band, Bob Dylan, John Lamontagne,

Members Of Band

I am looking for a booking agent!
I have a quite a few musician friends that are in other bands that are willing to sit in with me. But I have NO band members.

So, what I'm looking for are the usual suspects
*Lead guitars
*Bass guitar
*Drums / percussion
*Stray-Dog: horns, keyboards, to round things off.
My songs are easy to learn and only need a little spit n polish to be awesome!


I play a Beringer Combo amp. It covers guitar and vocals. Sure58 mic, homemade mic stand. Small venue pa speakers and head.



Past Events

Live music provided by yours truly Mark and the Misphits. Bring your chops and sit in. $5 at the door