About Mark Holt:
Mark Holt has been performing acoustic music in various genre's for thirty years, to watch him in cowboy boots, jeans, a mock turtle neck and dress coat, he looks as eclectic as the mix of music he plays. When Holt was a teenager, a talent scout took him under his wing, the man took him backstage at Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard and Ernest Tubb concerts and gave him a bit of advice he would never forget. "He told me you have to be something different' you want people to know it is you when they hear you, you need to sound like yourself, and not like anybody else".
Mark was inticed to the stage at the age of 12, the Yakima, Washington native joined a music school shortly after. The school put him in a band formed to showcase students and sell lessons to others. The school went under, but the band stayed together.
Mark fell in love with Folk & Bluegrass Music, performing at his first festival in 1980. Mark Holt was selected in 1989 as a "Showcase Aritst" for the International Bluegrass Music Association's Trade Show & Fan Fest, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine w/ freelance writer Joe Ross featued Mark in its September 1996 Issue.
Mark was asked to perform as a "Showcse Artist" at the 2003 Academy of Western Artist's Expo & Awards Show, which led to being featured in the July 2004 Issue of "American Cowboy" one of largest western lifestyle magazine's in the World. Mark got the opportunity to perform in Las Vegas in 2002 & 2004 for the National Western Art Show & Sale, held during the Wrangler PRCA National Finals Rodeo, "being in Vegas during the NFR is always a thrill, but seeing your name in Marquee Lights over the Las Vegas Strip, that is a professional milestone"