Craig Marker


“I’ve never felt like I write sad songs,” Marker says. “Sad songs leave me feeling hopeless, but I find hope in mine.”

Maybe it’s the simple, stripped-down sound that gives the impression of sadness. There’s little palatable production in Marker’s music, not much to dance to, and not much distracting from lyrics written to be listened to.

Maybe it’s the sometimes-sobering stories Marker writes. “We all experience hard things… But if we don’t talk about them, our experience can feel pretty isolating. I like to believe we’re not alone.”

There’s a lot to be gained from seeing the world through a different set of eyes. And the songs Marker writes ask for that. “I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I like to think I’m starting to ask the right questions.”