Tad Marks

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Tad Marks (born 1954) is an American folk and bluegrass fiddle player.


He spent his youth in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Played and performed with Bob Doyle and the Allegheny String Band, the Twigg Brothers, Hazel Dickens, Ola Belle Reed, Wade and Julia Mainer, Del McCoury and many folk, bluegrass and Country artists. He has recorded for soundtracks and worked for a time playing in jingles and Television commercials. Marks studied music composition and arts at Penn State University ,won numerous awards for fiddling, and is currently a violin repairman and bluegrass /folk fiddler in the Baltimore/Washington DC area. Marks has performed and toured with many bluegrass, country and Celtic acts and is widely recorded. In addition to his work with the Del McCoury Band;[1] Marks has performed with Lynn Morris, James King, Kate MacKenzie, Charlie Zahm, Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass.




  • Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass – A Bluegrass Band's Tour of Armenia
  • Charlie Zahm – Lighthouse on the Shore


  1. ^ Erlewine, Michael (1997). All music guide to country: the experts' guide to the best recordings in country music. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 299–300. ISBN 9780879304751. Retrieved 2 August 2010.