This is a down home portrait of Mark Steiner deep in the heart of hillbilly country in the Kentucky mountains, swilling moonshine and trading tales with the locals and of course playing his music. He lives in the East Village of New York, but actually lives in Norway and truly, he lives all over the world. He is constantly playing all over the world. He is the true world troubadour. An international strolling minstrel, who travels from one town to another singing his heart out. He does not travel with a band. He has a band set up to join him in whatever city that he goes to. He has ready and able musicians that he knows and have played with that beckon to his call when he has a concert in their particular city. Last year he traveled to Hong Kong to do one concert at a place called Kubrick with Chinese musicians and then on to a 2nd full tour of Australia!,He then went to his old haunting grounds in the East Village and back to his private retreats in Oslo, Norway. He is presently touring as Mark Steiner and his Problems. His problems are happy to help him with his deep lush swampy ballads best served with strong drink and many of them. In this photo he is in the wood cutting yard outside of the most smokiest pub in Prague called the Shot Out Eye/U Vystrelenyho Oka. They burn extra logs in the pub just to make it smokier. Yes, I lied at the beginning of this post, but it was the feeling I wanted to give. Mark could be anywhere, any time, including in deep hillbilly country, instead he happens to be deep in the heart of Zizkov in Prague. Some compare it to hillbilly country. Please click on Mark's name above to read more about him and to listen to his music. And if he comes to your town, give a listen, give a shout and buy him a drink, damn it!