Mark Westin has been
around the New York music scene for a long time. He’s not especially
handsome. He’s not especially young. He is one of the most unique
songwriters you’ve ever heard.
Mark’s three albums of original songs - Move From Center, “dirty folk”,
and most recently Dark Humour - showcase fine songcraft and insightful
lyrics that blend a journalist’s eye for detail with a playwright’s
sense of character. Alternately funny and biting, from savage social
satire to pointed political poetry, there are no punches pulled, and
nothing's off limits.
Mark has also composed scores for the films Riversense and The
Everyday, and the signature song Runs on Beer from the soundtrack of
the drag racing film Fast Lane Summer.
After a lifetime as a city boy, in 2007 Mark finally left his
one-bedroom apartment in beloved Brooklyn and moved up river to a
farmhouse in the Hudson Valley, trading concrete for grass and roaches
for ants. He’s got no regrets there.