Mark Bruland was born in Detroit, and at age three began playing by ear and composing on an old upright grand player piano in his basement. Inspired by artists playing Motown, rock and blues, Mark cut his musical path listening to the Beatles, Temptations and B.B. King. Now living in southwest Wisconsin and raising their two daughters on Appley Ever After Farm, Mark and his wife Nancy enjoy working in their apple orchard, blueberry and raspberry patch, picking asparagus, tending to their honeybees, making maple syrup, and collecting colorful brown and green eggs from their organic laying hens. Wisconsin Dawn was written and recorded during most of the 2003-2004 winter months (while their farm was at rest, buried in snow). It is new age meditative music featuring strong melodies and an ambient feel. Mark utilizes a Roland XP-60 workstation, a Boss BR-8 digital recording studio, Boss DR-770 rhythm machine and an acoustic Takamine guitar. He can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org and always appreciates your opinions, suggestions and ideas. Mark's follow up CD, HERITAGE, is now released (May 2008) and is available through CDBaby also!