NEW MUSIC VIDEO & more exciting news!
I hope you are all doing well! Just wanted to reach out with a few bits of news.
I have a new music video out for "Boy".... Read more
I want to send you one last sincere thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am so thankful that you gave me the opportunity to bring ... Read more
LP's are HERE! CD Release Party Tonight!
Look what came in today!!!
I will be mailing these out early next week as rewards, and a limited run will be available for sale at tonights CD Release Party! ... Read more
Sings The Moon, in-stores tomorrow!
After a lot of thought, planning, time, and energy, I find myself staring at the calendar, so incredibly excited that Sings The Moon comes out tomorrow! It's been... Read more
Reward Shipments & CD Release Show Tickets
Over the last couple weeks, my home has been a fully functioning post office. The bulk of the physical rewards should be on their way to your front... Read more
CD Release Tickets are ON SALE
Tickets for the June 28th CD release party at The Cedar Cultural Center just went on sale! Our last show at The Cedar sold out in pre-sale so move quickly!... Read more
Look what I picked up today . . .
This morning I drove down to CopyCatsin Minneapolis and picked up 2,000 units, fresh from the printer! These days are... Read more
89.3 The Current presents: John Mark Nelson CD release concert 6/28!
John Mark Nelson CD Release Concert!
June 28th, 7pm at The Cedar Cultural Center!
Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY at 12pm!
Our last show at the Cedar... Read more
Album Announcement & Surveys
We officially and publicly announced the new record today, with a premiere of Boy, via Pasta Magazine (You can check that out HERE) The record comes out June... Read more
The Record is Mixed and Mastered!
This morning, Matt and I had our last session at the Library! Then, we took all the files down the road to Greg Reierson at RareForm Mastering for a... Read more
Mixing, Mastering, First Avenue, The Sheldon Theater, SXSW!
Things have been busy! Life moves at a constant, steady pace. Last night, the band and I performed on the First Avenue Main Stage, as a part of... Read more
Exclusive Kickstarter Debut: New Songs live at The Library!
I am really excited to give you the absolute first lookat a brand new premiere of three songs, performed live at the studio where we recorded the... Read more
Music City Roots: Live HD Broadcast of New Material!
Last night we played a live set from the Loveless Barn in Nashville on Music City Roots! We tried out a bunch of tunes that will be on the... Read more
Video Interview with Heather Weideman
The reality of most artistic endeavors, is that multiplekey players are needed for the endeavor to come to fruition. The dramatic injustice of making this record is, at the... Read more
Album Artwork in Process
Dear friends and supporters,
Thank you for your continued patience as we round the last corners of making this record! I wanted to take a moment to give you a ... Read more
As I consider all the things I am grateful for this year, my generous and incredibly supportive Kickstarter backers come to mind quite quickly! The largest accomplishment of my life... Read more
A chance to hear some of the new songs!
If you are interested in hearing some of the new material, consider coming out to The Cedar Cultural Center on November, 8th! This is a really big show for... Read more
North Shore Sessions: Rain Comes Down
While the new record is being mixed, the band and I took a rainy Minneapolis evening and filmed a North Shore Session with Trent Waterman. I never knew it was... Read more
The Moon and The Stars: MTV Premiere!
The music video for The Moon and The Stars was just premiered on MTV! We shot it on board the S.S William A. Irvin in Duluth, MN. It was a... Read more
We're Done Tracking: A Little Help from My Friends!
That's right! We are done tracking the new record! I can't believe it! I am so very excited to begin mixing, turning these songs into living, breathing creatures. To wrap... Read more
New Video for "Rain Comes Down"!
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity of playing an event in my hometown of Excelsior, sponsored by 89.3 The Current. Nate Ryan, The Current's photographer, captured a beautiful video... Read more
Group Vocals: The Final Touch!
It's an amazing feeling when, after working so hard on something for months on end, you begin to see the finish line come into view! Today we went into the... Read more
Inside the Library: Photos by Nick Fay
A few weeks ago, Nick Fay (Nick Fay Photography) came in to shoot Matt and I working in the studio. I wanted to share some of the stunning photos he... Read more
A few days ago, Kenni Holmen came into the studio to record woodwind parts on several new tunes. This was exciting for me, as it is the first appearance of... Read more
Album Timeline Update!
I am writing to give you an update regarding the timeline of the new record, which you have graciously chosen to support. As some of you may know,... Read more
Another thank you!
I just wanted to take a moment to say again how thankful I am for each one of my supporters. It is a pretty powerful and empowering experience to receive... Read more
Time for Vocals!
Yesterday, we wrapped up the first full day of vocal tracking in the studio! It is hard to believe the record is coming together this smoothly and this quickly! The... Read more
Today, I was in the studio overseeing some final layers on a couple of tunes that are very near completion. At about noon, Benjamin Kelly came in and played upright... Read more
I wanted to take a moment to post an update regarding the recording process for my new record. I am excited to announce that the bulk work of the... Read more
Tracking: It's starting to sound like a bunch of songs!
First, let me apologize for my lack of updates over the last several months. I keep getting so wrapped up in the album making process that I forget... Read more
Let the games begin!
I wanted to take a moment to update everyone on the progress that has been made in the last few weeks. On Tuesday, February 26th, recording officially began!... Read more
The party and concert to celebrate a successful Kickstarter campaign is tonight! Come join us at the Live Letters loft at 8pm. Acoustic sets from Ben Rosenbush (The Brighton) Lydia... Read more
We did it!
There aren't words that can express my gratitude and joy! We are making a new record!
John Mark Nelson
3 days! 84%
Three days to go!
Thank you for becoming a supporter of this exciting new project. I am so humbled by your generosity and kindess. We have reached 84% funded and... Read more
7 days to go!
Thank you for supporting this project. We have come so far in just 14 days! Now, with only seven days on the clock, we have reached 71% funded! ... Read more
10 Day Warning + Grand Finale Announcement!
With 10 days on the clock, we have reached 63% funded! I can't believe it. Between all 119 backers, we have raised $9,418. The finish line is starting to come... Read more
Woah, we're half way there! + NEW VIDEO
In just 6 days, we raised 50% of our budget! You guys are simply the best! Continue to spread the word so that we can all cross the finish... Read more
42% of the way there!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
As we reach the end of week 1, we have already raised 42% of the budget! I want to thank you very sincerely for... Read more
$3,000+in less than 24hrs! I want to thank you so very much for your generosity and for being willing to support this project! We are only one day in,... Read more