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Mark Hobbs: Guestbook

Julie, Dick, and Bev Shouer

August 5, 2015

Mark, Be sure to bring your CDs to the 2015 Willow Folk Festival this weekend, Aug 8 & 9. This is the earliest Willow ever. We love hearing your sound!


April 19, 2015

Even recovering from a cold, you have a very good voice. Enjoyed your performance @ Books on First. Particularly enjoyed songs I could identify with: I Hear a Calling and Dry Leaves...Could easily imagine several of your songs as background to TV episodes or movies...Any way to get the lyrics sheet for songs on your Yellow Curtains cd?


December 20, 2014

Wow- listening to your CDs I got from you at Ginger Blossom for about the 5th time tonight. My friends and I are totally enjoying your music. When/where can we see you live? Is your FB page active or is this the best way to find out where you are. Love your music!

Silvana Cantagallo

May 23, 2014

hope to see you play again soon! love your style.

Marcia Krieger

September 21, 2013

Wow, Mark, you made another great album! Where have I been, not knowin about that. Beeutiful. I'll have to come up to that place where you play to keep up on what you're doing. Love it.

Erich Kraemer

April 29, 2013

Good to see you are still playing and making music. It has been many years we should sit down and play some day and write a song or two :)

Amy Dienberg

July 21, 2010

Hi Mark!
I'm so sorry that I wasn't able to attend your CD release party. I hope it as a smashing success! I can't wait to buy your CD! I LOVE the cover! I want to purchase one in person so you can sign it! :D I hope you are doing well! Keep in touch my friend! With Hugs & Smiles ~


May 26, 2010

hey mark,,slidin by to say hi! hope all is well with you. looks like life is taking you down a great musical path!


May 7, 2010

Hey Mark!
I was looking up old friends and came across you on CD baby.I'm in L.A. now(my hometown)Not much of a folk scene here. I'm a full time student, just finishing my first year with honors. I'll be in Illinois the 2nd week in June for business. Maybe I'll see you. In any case I still love your music. Hope you're doing well.


January 18, 2010

Mark -
Great to run into you over the weekend and learn of your upcoming project. Can't wait until it's released! I've re-signed up for your e-mail list just in case, so I can stay in the loop on cd release events. :)
Hugs from your biggest fan,

Lori E Brault

December 7, 2009

I realized I hadn't had the pleasure of your company or music for so long that I sat back & listened for a while.
Makes me miss ya, Hobbs!!

Lilypad Records

September 12, 2009

Enjoyed your set on the Woodstock Square this morning. Pancho & Lefty started exactly 3 seconds after I said to my wife, 'Some Townes would be perfect' Psychic-folk! Well done.

Laurel Bloedorn

May 14, 2009

It's great to hear your voice again - I've missed you!

Diccon Lee

March 13, 2009

Hi Mark!
Always a treat to hear your songs both old and new. Hope our trails cross again soon!


December 24, 2008

Very nice site. I enjoy your webcam the most. Beautiful scenery! Keep up the great work.

BJ Sadtler

November 30, 2008

Hi Mark, been listening with interest since we met you in Ginger's kitchen. Making a copy of Yellow Curtains for my friend Pamela now. Thanks very much for this gift.Do you know the songs of Rodney Crowel? Sex and Gasoline album worth a listen, check especially "Closer to Heaven" and "Intelligent Design"
can't find info on that 14 yr. old blues artist.
blessings to you as you sing your heart out and into ours.

Beth J. Dieterle

August 25, 2008

Enjoyed your presence @ Books On First---maybe next year I will venture down to the pasture camp grounds @ Willow---BJD

Phil DeLoriea

August 11, 2008

Willow 41.
Wasn't that a great weekend?
If you make it to the Des Moines area, please contact,


July 17, 2008

Hey Mark-

What an honor to have shared Lorraine and Aaron's wedding day with you and the family...your rendition of Paul Stookey's song was simply beautiful...

With love-

Proud Godmother, Trish

Marcia Krieger

July 9, 2008

In addition to writing fine songs that are both philosophical and down-to-earth, at the same time, and singing them beautifully, you are a very nice guy, Mark.

Barbara Hawkins Tomlin

July 3, 2008

My son, Dave Hawkins, has said nice things about you and your music. I agree.

Norm "MadDawg" Siegel

June 10, 2008

Looking forward to this Sunday with David Hawkins at Bill's Blues in Evaston. As I have said before, your writing and performance reminds me a lot of Tom Dundee and John Prine, rolled into one package!

Jennifer Killin

June 2, 2008

Greetings from Del Rio, Texas! Loved the CDs, especially dig 'She's Got My Number', listened to it repeatedly on my way home from the Kerrville Folk Music Festival. Great work!

Shari Leyshon

March 12, 2008

Hi Mark,

What a great, great album! I've always loved every minute of listening to your first record and now again!
Mark Hobbs...see him when you can..catch a rising star..

from Boulder, Colorado

Shari Leyshon

Jeff and Kathy

February 17, 2008

Great songs and beautifully recorded. We are listening to them online right now!

Peace to all.

Erich Kraemer

February 6, 2008

Great to hear you on the net and concrats on the new album I will try to make it out for the release. I always injoyed your stuff at the open mics!!!!

hope to talk to you soon


February 1, 2008

We can't wait to feature Mark as our special guest at the upcoming "First Saturday" event at the Masthouse in Woodstock. (2/2/04)

Dorothy Biris

January 23, 2008

Hi Mark,

I always love your performances and
your writing and singing talent .
You always connect with the audience
and leave us feeling like we have spent
time with a friend.
Always the best to you Mark for your
future endeavors.


shari brzezinski

November 17, 2007

hi mark!!!!
hope your season is going well along with your music!!!
happy holidays to you and yours
shari from florida!!!

Amy Dienberg

October 24, 2007

When ever Mark comes to Racine WI We consider it an event, a "happening!" We will (at all costs) attempt to get to where ever he is playing! We've only missed Mark once because our boys were getting married a month apart and it was to hectic for us to see him!!

Mark's music is very heartfelt and special! Listening to his music lifts me to another place and I forget the worries of the day. I am touched by his music and look forward to his next CD! Mark's songs just seem to "Ooze" out of him as it's just as natural as breathing!

Mark is incredibly gifted with writing songs, playing his beloved guitar, and sharing with his audience his nice, simple, honest & fun view on life. Small children, Parents, Teens & even Grandparents can
enjoy his music as he appeals to all generations!

Thank's For All The Great Times At Yard Arm Mark! Hope to see you at Harborfest next summer!! Our Family Loves You!!
God Bless You & Your Music!!
Amy & Don Dienberg & Family :)
Racine, Wisconsin

Wendy Proulx

July 22, 2007

Found ya! I LOVE your music. We really should play together sometime... :)

Tory Kragt

July 17, 2007

Mark, it was pleasure meeting you, hearing your music, and chatting with you at Woodstock Folk Festival. I wish you all the best in your journey. Blessings, ~Tory

Len gilard

July 3, 2007

Very Nice Site & exceptional songs.....I like ur Style !!

Norm Siegel aka MadDawg

June 30, 2007

Awesome, clean website! Awesome music too! You have a supporter in this bass player. Ever want an accompanist, let me know.


June 27, 2007

saw you in Dixon the last few times you were there. You put on a good show [even if you aren't exactly Elvis]. Hope to catch you again

Eric Ports

June 16, 2007

Hey just came from your show in Dixon. You were great. Excited about the new CD, come back soon!