For Canadian alt-folk singer-songwriter Mark Fossen, home is not a place, but a feeling. It’s a feeling that transcends borders and supersedes distances: a feeling of safety in the company of strangers and of calmness in the face of uncertainty.
Now based in BC’s tranquil Okanagan Valley after years of living nomadically around Ontario and Nova Scotia, Fossen has spent the better part of a decade allowing the pursuit of that feeling to guide him, his heart, and ultimately his music from coast-to-coast and back again. He has made homes for himself on some of Canada’s most renowned festival stages and in small town living rooms alike, continuing his rise out of humble roots as a lowly Vancouver street musician.
He writes lyrics that catch breath and reflect on the lives we all live and share; a deep dive into who we really are—versus who we have decided to be. This is overtly evident throughout his 2018 debut full-length release Restless — a collaborative effort with acclaimed Canadian musician/producer Jim Bryson (The Weakerthans, Kathleen Edwards) which was recorded and mixed entirely at Bryson’s home studio in Stittsville, Ontario.
Mark is presently writing and recording new material out of his home studio just outside of Vernon, BC, where he lives with his wife and daughter.
New music and tour dates coming soon.