Mark Spencer (guitarist)
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Mark Spencer, (born September 28, 1957 in Champaign, Illinois) is an American guitarist, steel guitarist, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and musician currently based in Brooklyn, New York. An original member of seminal alt-country band Blood Oranges, he continues to work as an in-demand band member and sideman with a diverse range of new and established musical artists. He is currently a member of the band Son Volt, and appears on their 2009 release American Central Dust as lap and pedal steel guitarist, keyboardist, background vocalist, and engineer.
While Mark plays many types of guitars from several manufacturers (Recording King, Hamer, First Act, Gretsch, Fender, Gibson, Collings, Supro, National, Bonanzinga), he most often uses Telecasters or similar solid-body guitars. Mark is often seen performing using custom guitars from Creston Electric Instruments.