Welcome! This website showcases the music, and "wisdom" (such as it is) of Mark D. Hastings a performing songwriter and keyboardist from the greater Boston area. Mark plays a variety of styles with strong influences from Classical, Swing, Pop, Blues and Boogie.
I don't have to tell you that 2020 has been a tough year in many ways. What started out with a full head of steam in the project of creating this CD, quickly got bogged down with the constraints of Social Distancing. The effect was to limit opportunities to get into the studio to record.
Fortunately, through the wonders of modern technology, I have been able to create and swap tracks remotely with my recording engineer/producer Vance Grazio (Currier Square). I have also included more instrumentals on this CD than originally planned, as getting into the studio to record vocals was not well advised.
"Clouds In Her Hair" has a little something for all. From a few upbeat Boogies, to some piano instrumentals, with a few love, and heartbreak songs thrown in. Do let me know if there is any song(s) that you particularly like. Your feedback is very helpful in planning future releases.
Here's hoping you will enjoy the music here, and that it will offer you some respite from the day to day issues confronting all of us.
Please laugh, love, and be well!