Singer/songwriter Mark Henes is a living, breathing embodiment of the spirit of American music. Well versed in everything from the classic honky-tonk of Hank Williams to the electric boogie of Chuck Berry, he reimagines Americana for the 21st century, with high energy songs that range from thoughtful introspection to all out rock.
|— —||Mark Henes at Sophia's Sophia's Off The Square, Woodbury, TN||Sophia's Off The Square, Woodbury, TN|
|Smyrna Depot Days Smyrna Depot Days, Smyrna||Smyrna Depot Days, Smyrna|
|— —||Stan Lassiter and Mark Henes at Betty's Grill Betty's Grill, Nashville, TN||Betty's Grill, Nashville, TN|
|Mark Henes at The Boro Bar and Grill The Boro Bar & Grill, Murfreesboro, TN||The Boro Bar & Grill, Murfreesboro, TN|
|Mark Henes and Stan Lassiter at Twin Kegs II Twin Kegs II, Nashville, TN||Twin Kegs II, Nashville, TN|
|— —||100 Songs 100 Artist for Music Twin Kegs II, Nashville, TN||Twin Kegs II, Nashville, TN|
|Mark Henes, sK!p, Bobby Kerr, Melina Degolyer, NEDY artist showcase presented by Celebration Records LLC Media Rerun, Murfreesboro, TN||Media Rerun, Murfreesboro, TN|
|The Pond in Franklin The Pond, Franklin||The Pond, Franklin|
|— —||Mark Henes at Two Old Hippies Two Old Hippies, Nashville, TN||Two Old Hippies, Nashville, TN|
|The Boro Bar and Grill The Boro Bar & Grill, Murfreesboro, TN||The Boro Bar & Grill, Murfreesboro, TN|
|— —||Single Release "Arm Full of Roses" Show at Douglas Corner Douglas Corner, Nashville, TN||Douglas Corner, Nashville, TN|
|— —||Mark Henes @ Twin Kegs II (Writer's Round) Twin Kegs II, Nashville, TN||Twin Kegs II, Nashville, TN|
|— —||Donnie Napier, Nicholas Lurwick & Mark Henes Carpe Cafe, Smyrna||Carpe Cafe, Smyrna|
|— —||Kip G and Friends at Media Rerun Media Rerun, Murfreesboro, TN||Media Rerun, Murfreesboro, TN|
|— —||Mark Henes at Twin Kegs II Twin Kegs, Nashville, TN||Twin Kegs, Nashville, TN|
|— —||Mark Henes @ 615FEST The Lodge Great American Music Hall, Lafayette||The Lodge Great American Music Hall, Lafayette|
|Mark Henes @ Martha's House Martha's House, Blue Ridge, NC||Martha's House, Blue Ridge, NC|
|Mark Henes at Hattie's Tap & Tavern Hattie's Tap & Tavern, Charlotte, NC||Hattie's Tap & Tavern, Charlotte, NC|
|Mark Henes at Balsam Falls Brewing Co. Balsam Falls Brewing Co., Sylva, NC||Balsam Falls Brewing Co., Sylva, NC|
|Mark at Juggling Gypsy Juggling Gypsy, Wilmington, NC||Juggling Gypsy, Wilmington, NC|
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Henes’ career as a musician seemed almost predetermined. Growing up in the recording capitol of America, he was constantly surrounded by music. The high lonesome sound of vintage country, the sensitivity of the seventies singer/songwriters, the ferocity of the electric blues, he absorbed them all before he was even a young man. By the time he began performing around town, it was like he’d been doing it all his life. When he ﬁnally started writing songs of his own, he blended all of his inﬂuences into one sound that only he could make.
In 2018 he oﬃcially arrived on the scene with his debut EP ‘Transitions.’ The EP’s raw bluesy rock feel was well received locally, with one critic praising its “hefty funk and luscious California harmonies.” Feeling newly inspired, Henes followed it up with two more singles; 2019’s ‘Strip Me Down,’ which embraces the spirit of pop punk, and the banjo laden ‘Ghost Train,’ which harkens back to the golden age of country with its folksy melody and dark imagery.
Now Mark is ready for a national audience with the release of his oﬃcial full length debut. Entitled ‘Crystallized Reﬂections,’ the album embodies everything he is about as an artist. With an eye for poetic detail that matches his muscular instrumental arrangements, he explores the modern world fearlessly, with each track oﬀering a unique perspective all its own.
While many musicians are content to be boxed into one genre, Mark is the rare artist who can draw connections between seemingly disparate styles to create something one of a kind. He is truly unique in the world of singer/songwriters and his music is well worth your time.