M57

Mark Bio PicM57 (aka, Mark Rabuck) is one of Songstuff’s hidden gems. Disguised as a math and music teacher by day, at home he locks himself in his studio, taking his time as he produces a small batch of songs that are surprisingly varied in style. Like many a closet singer-songwriter, Mark plays most all the parts himself, preferring real instruments over virtual (including bass, guitars, his prized grand piano, and even ukulele).  Mark’s simple yet soulful voice is the perfect foil for his sophisticated music, with its unexpected yet deeply satisfying chord choices and meaningful and intriguing lyrical content.  A masterful arranger, fans know to wait for and savor those exquisite moments when he chooses to layer his vocals. It doesn’t take much time to listen to the entire M57 catalog, but if you’re rushed, be sure to check out “Throwing Darts At The Storm” and “It Might Be A Lie.”

 

An active participant in the Songstuff Community, Mark is one of many songwriters who 'gives back' by offering thoughtful and constructive criticism in the Songwriting and Music Forums, claiming, "Helping others gives me insight into the process and makes me a better songwriter."

M57 on Songstuff

M57 on SoundCloud

My advice to young people wanting to make music and to be in this industry is to really spend your time making music. Make so much music you have no friends. Make music. Figure out what it is you love, and... because if you're making cool art, then everything else will fall into line.”
  Lorde