For the past twenty years, Mark Johnson has astounded the banjo world with his dynamic and innovative banjo playing. A long-standing association with the Rice Brothers – Wyatt, Larry,Ronnie and (especially) Tony – with whom he made his first recording, helped forge his unique "Clawgrass" style. Since then he has made several CDs, both solo and with mandolinist Emory Lester - the duo's "Acoustic Rising" was nominated for IBMA's Instrumental Album of the Year in 2007.
Mark has played in numerous concert venues, workshops and festivals, including IBMA's World of Bluegrass, Walnut Valley Festival, Grey Fox, Wintergrass, and banjo camps nationwide. Mark plays and endorses Deering banjos.
"Mark Johnson is an extraordinary talent and his music is authentic. The sound speaks for itself." - TONY RICE