Mark Karan

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Mark Karan
Mark Karan.jpg
Background information
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1986–present
Labels Quacktone Records
Associated acts The Other Ones
Bob Weir & RatDog
Jemimah Puddleduck
Website www.markkaran.com

Mark Karan is an American guitarist and singer, best known for his longterm work with Bob Weir & RatDog. He also leads the band, Jemimah Puddleduck.

Career[edit]

Karan has played guitar and sung for a number of different artists, including Dave Mason, Huey Lewis, Paul Carrack, Delaney Bramlett,[1] Sophie B. Hawkins, and The Rembrandts.[2] From 1986-1989 he was the guitarist and co-producer for the band Slings & Arrows which included Daniel Levitin on bass.

In 1998 he was selected to fill Jerry Garcia's slot in The Other Ones,[3] a band featuring former members of the Grateful Dead. He played with the Other Ones on their 1998 and 2000 tours, and recorded on their only album in 1999. He has also played with Mickey Hart's Planet Drum and Phil Lesh & Friends over the years.

In 1998, Karan joined RatDog,[4] a band led by Grateful Dead alumnus Bob Weir. Karan was part of the RatDog lineup for most of the next 13 years. He also records or composes a wide variety of music for film, television, and music libraries. His contributions to TV alone can currently be heard on over 15 networks and internationally in over 25 countries.

On June 30, 2009, Karan released his debut album Walk Through the Fire to critical acclaim.[5][6][7] It features Delaney Bramlett, Billy Payne, Mike Finnigan, Pete Sears, John Molo, Hutch Hutchinson, The Persuasions, The Rowan Brothers, and many more.

His TV appearances include Austin City Limits,[8] VH1 Classic's All Star Jams,[9] Late Night with Conan O'Brien,[10] Late Late Night with Craig Kilborn,[11] Today Show and Regis & Kathy Lee. Karan has also been showcased in live performances and featured interviews on SiriusXM, in addition to commercial and specialty radio nationwide.

Cancer battle[edit]

In July 2007, Karan announced that he was being treated for throat cancer. Steve Kimock sat in for Karan on the Ratdog summer tour.[12] Karan returned to the lineup in March 2008.[13] As of October 2011, Karan remains cancer free.

Touring credits[edit]

Discography[edit]

Solo work[edit]

Bands / live[edit]

Album sessions[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Singles sessions[edit]

Film and TV soundtracks[edit]

  • Chantilly Lace (1993) – Showtime (Patrick Seymour, composer) – guitar
  • Parallel Lives (1994) – Showtime (Patrick Seymour, composer) – guitar
  • Stonewall (1995) – (Michael Kamen, composer) – guitar
  • Orleans (1997) – CBS dramatic series (David Hamilton, composer) – guitar
  • Tricks (1997) – Showtime (Patrick Seymour, composer, also includes original song by MK & Patrick Seymour) – guitar
  • Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1996, Academy Award Nominated) – (David Hamilton, composer) – guitar
  • Scrubs (2001) – NBC (Jan Stevens/MK co-composers) – guitar
  • Fall of Night (2005) – MK original song “No Escape” - closing credit roll
  • Asylum (2009) – currently on HBO - (David Hamilton, composer) – guitar
  • Guitarman (in prod., 2008)- 2 songs on soundtrack: “All Along the Watchtower” - guitar, “Love In Vain” – guitars/vocals/producer

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