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.
Latest news 9/26/21
PlumFest https://www.plumfest.org/ was a whole lot of fun. The weather was great, and the roving crowds got to enjoy many different musicians all over the island. It was so nice to get out into the fresh air and enjoy a scene like this after so many months of concern. After my performance, I got to enjoy my friends in Currier Square performing their songs too.
The Milford, NH farmers market gig also went well.
That is such a well run market! The people running that market are very particular over their choice of vendors. For example, if a vendor wants to sell jewelry, it has to be hand crafted and unique. The vendors and customers were some of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to meet. At the end of the day they showered me with fresh veggies.