Mark Henes is a living, breathing embodiment of the spirit of Country and American Traditional Folk music. Well versed in everything from the classic honky-tonk of Hank Williams to the Hymns of Amazing Grace, he reimagines Americana for the 21st century, with thoughtful songs that range from introspection to storytelling relating to life on the road.
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 rebellious spirit of outlaw country, 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 2020 he officially arrived on the scene with his debut LP ‘Crystallized Reflections.’ A convincing and passionate collection of songs spanning several genres, it was well received locally with one critic praising its “haunting alt country and raucous rockiness.” Now Mark is building on his early success and bracing for a national audience with the release his newest single, ‘Katherine’ With an eye for poetic detail that matches his muscular instrumental arrangements, he explores the modern world fearlessly, offering a unique perspective all its own.