About Mark

Mark Oppenneer is a singer/songwriter from Saratoga Springs, New York. For over 30 years, he has performed soulful piano and vocal music with searching, honest lyrics. His songs are confessional, comfortable like a cardigan, and instantly familiar. Mixing elements of contemporary folk, gospel, and blues, Mark’s style honors influences such as Elton John, Marc Cohn, and George Winston.

Mark frequently plays Caffe Lena’s open mic nights and recently shared the stage with other performers at Saratoga’s first Community Talent Show.

He is a maker of things: music of course, but also bread, stories and poems, stained glass windows, bumper stickers, websites, research, and other bits.

He has several very useful degrees such as an MS in Communication & Rhetoric from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MA focusing on Mythology & Oral Traditions from Empire State College, and a BA in English Education from the University at Albany. And he may or may not cheat at Scrabble.