Underground Interview With Mark Durant

MarkDurantMark Durant was born in Colorado and has lived there is entire life. He began playing clarinet in the 5th grade then switched to guitar in his teens. He has played in numerous cover bands and began writing his own music in his 20’s.


Mark began recording his original music in a friend’s studio with minimal success. With upgraded technology everything is now digital, and the world has better access to artists and their fan base.


“Through These Eyes “ is Mark’s 6th studio album in the Jazz ,Fusion, Blues genre and since playing in this genre has enjoyed many achievements winning awards for best song , best albums. “Once In A Life “spent 4 weeks as #1 on Jazz Fusion charts across the world. “Little bit Longer” from the current album is also enjoying airplay across the world.






What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music? How Would You Describe Your Sound?

Jazz, Fusion, Blues


How Did You Get Your Name Is There A Story?

Just my given name


What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?

Jeff Beck, Al Dimeola and John McLaughlin


What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?

Will begin work on new album which will be released next year


What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?

To continue to grow fanbase and record more songs and albums


What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?

Funkin Crazed


Whats Your Typical Songwriting Process?

Usually i start on the guitar by putting chord structures together and develop the song from there


How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?

Social media has been great for developing fans world wide where it used to be just where ever you played live.


What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?

Jeff Beck - Hammerhead
Al Dimeola - Kiss My Axe


What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?



Any Advice For Young People Men or Women That Want To Succeed In The Music World?

Quitters Never Win


What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?

Try to get more money from Spotify for streams.


How Do You Feel About Originality?

I am very much into originality and really dislike artists who do not write their own songs or lack of originality