California, United States
Adult Contemporary / Singer/Songwriter
Mark & Robin Crisp were brought up in Visalia, California, and now live on the central coast of California.
Robin, a guitar player and co writer in the Crisptones Band, also plays lap steel, dobro, piano and most of the lead work. Robin, who’s three years older than Mark, was a gigantic musical influence on his younger brother.
” Dugie" a nick name of Mark's, he got as a kid is a guitar player and writes a lot of the songs for the Crisptones, Dugie (Mark) was awarded "Singer, Songwriter of 2007", by the Dallas Song Writers Association. Mark was also top finalist in the Durango Song Writing Contest of 2007 with two songs and was also a finalist in the 11th Annual 2007 Unisong International Song Writing Competition. Mark plays almost all his own guitar work and dabbles in several other instruments. Mark has two complete cd's.
With influences that include Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills and Nash and other current acts such as Alison Krauss, Dwight Yokum, & Tom Petty, Mark and Rob Crisp's writings are both familiar & new. Mark, at times writes songs with a sense of humor. “I’m Just Here To Make You Look Good,” a line he got from a bald man who was at a poetry class that was packed with cute young girls. But other songs he’s written are bittersweet and touching. When Mark’s mother passed away he wrote a tune “Mama’s Stew” which has already created quite a stir on Music Row. Robin, a part time backhoe operator wrote a song "Best Little Hoe In Town“ a really cool rock tune that has a funny bone to it. There are a lot of people who are thinking about what they’re going to do in life,” Mark said. “Now, more than ever we love to write. Going into the studio and coming out with a finished product is pure satisfaction.." Sharp Objects of Nashville has signed both Mark and Robin to songwriting contracts.