Mark Jungers

Mark Jungers
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Mark and his band exemplify what lies at the heart of the best of Americana: gutsy, unpretentious music with soul and spirit. Mark Jungers was born and raised in a small farming community in Minnesota. When his father died young, Mark and his brothers were left to carry on the family farm or lose it. It was then that the steadfast work ethic of the American farmer was instilled in Mark. Greg Roberts of Country Line Magazine writes "this guy works harder than anybody I've ever seen. The list of clubs he's played looks like the yellow pages; he's everywhere." Jungers was a major player in the mid 80s Austin music scene, playing with a number of different bands including Hell's Cafe and The Masons. In the fall of 1994, he left Texas for Connecticut, where he began a solo career, and where his songwriting really began to prosper. He found regional success as the lead singer of The Motel Preachers, but Texas was calling, and he returned to the Austin area in 1997. The songwriting continued and he soon formed what is now Mark Jungers & The Whistling Mules. 2000 saw the release of Mark's first album, "Black Limousine", which gained him a strong Texas following. 2002 brought forth the second album "Standing in Your Way", and 2004 saw the release of "One for the Crow", which gained Mark national attention. The CD spent 14 weeks on the Americana Chart, 26 weeks on the Roots Music Report, 2 months on the F.A.R. Chart, and reached no. 2 on XM Radio's X-Country Weekly Rank List. Mark's commitment to the art of songwriting remains evident on his fourth release, the self-produced Silos and Smokestacks, released in 2007. The honesty of his songs, in a delivery totally without pretense, captures the true American spirit. "Mark Jungers writes and sings about the type of human condition that is the true reason this country is able to stay on the course of greatness. He's got grease on his hands and dirt and blood on his shirt. He connects, and that what music is supposed to do" says Mattson Rainer, Program Director of KNBT in New Braunfels, Texas. The uniqueness of Mark Jungers' music is well demonstrated by the variety of bills the band has shared. Mark and the Mules have played with Fred Eaglesmith, The Derailers, Guy Clark, Gary P. Nunn, Slaid Cleaves, Slobberbone, Sisters Morales, Trout Fishing in America, Billy Joe Shaver, Charlie Robison, Cory Morrow, The Gourds, Terri Hendrix, and the list goes on. Mark's reputation as one of Austin's premier songwriters continues to grow, as an increasing number of musicians are performing his material. Adam Carroll and Susan Gibson, generally recognized as two of Texas' finest current batch of songwriters, and Canada's Roger Marin frequently collaborate with him on songs. He has also written songs for Sunny Sweeney, who is bursting onto the country scene.
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Average Rating : 4.9              Total Reviews: 16

Mark Jungers  12/25/2019            
Eugene D. Merritt
Americana melting with harmonica and guitars, Somewhere songs and stories that define the lonesome prairie right around the bend from the abandoned dusty train depot and rusty farm tractors..Everyone just loves this guy.
Mark Jungers  11/06/2007            
Incredible ... one of my new favorites. Shades of Dylan and The Band, but not at the cost of originality. Jungers is a singular artist and his band is one of the best.
Mark Jungers  07/11/2006            
M. Husak, Lawton OK
Mark is one of the most down-to-earth, genuine, fun-loving guys you'll ever meet. If you haven't seen him and the Mules live, shame on you!!!! Go see them. Buy all of their CDs. You'll be a fan for life!!!!
Mark Jungers  12/16/2002            
Dan "T. Man" Morrow, Dallas
If you like it fresh hot and pure, Mark Jungers brings it all to the stage. Don't ask for Waylon or Merle, they love 'em but, don't play em. Be prepared to burn some calories as you gotta move while you listen. Mark and the band have offered a great package deal on their 2 CDs at the shows....go see am and buy the CDs!
Mark Jungers  04/03/2002            
Charlie "Congo" Basky
STANDING IN YOUR WAY by Mark Jungers Band is totally austin. The first 4 songs are so powerful, its more than worth the price of admission!! Jungers is a true, down to earth, heartfelt gem of a songwriter, in the genre of a Crosby, a Stills, a Nash or a Young; after i bought the CD, i've listened to it 3 times in a row now, and still can't wait to play it over and over again!!!! BUY THIS CD OR KEEP ON BEING STUPID. love and peace, Congo
Mark Jungers  02/18/2002            
Charlie "Congo" Basky
Black Limo by Mark Jungers is a superb collection of down to earth, "real music"!!!! I found only one song not up to par=broken watch, i believe is the name of the song, other than that little let down the CD is excellent, i listen to it all the time!!!! u can't go wrong w this CD.
Mark Jungers  02/12/2002            
Mark Jungers  07/09/2001            
Paige Eiler
Outstanding Music Mellow Music
Mark Jungers  07/05/2001            
We love Mark!!! His songs and lyrics have a twang and sound all their own. We picked up Black Limousine on a whim and have listened to it constantly ever since. We also catch a show whenever we can.... the band is great to see live. Adrian and Dave deserve their own great review for their musical talents. Pick up Mark's CD - you won't regret it!
Mark Jungers  06/06/2001            
Saw Mark last night at an Adam Carroll music swap. If you don't have Black Limosine yet, don't even think about hesitating. Mark is an excellent player, songwriter, and a nice guy as well!
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