"The combination of Telesca’s vocals and his stylistic acoustic guitar lead really hits home hard. Both undertakings are performed in a fine as wine style that reminds me of the tones evoked by the fingers and vocal chords of Jorma Kaukonen"
Professor Johnny P's Juke Joint
"Telesca is known for his acoustic work and he’s one of the guys responsible for giving South Florida a reputation for good blues"
Blues Radio International
"With respect for tradition and a dash of creative genius, Mark Telesca plays some of the most compelling acoustic Blues you will hear today”
"Mark Telesca's agenda is being met, by just being himself"
Making A Scene
"Telesca’s clear vocals are impressive but it’s his songwriting that will hook you"
Mark Telesca is an American songwriter, singer, guitarist, bassist, band leader and author.
He has started off the New Year of 2020 with a new solo acoustic CD titled “ Higher Vibrations” along with a new book titled “Love Music-Hate Cancer”
“Higher Vibrations” is a collection of 16 songs. Nine original songs composed by Mark. The remaining six songs are a mix of Pre-WWII blues and spirituals. His finger style guitar playing and storytelling lyrics combined with his powerful vocal seems to be the perfect combination for making a strong connection with his listeners.
“Love Music Hate Cancer” is his second self published book. In March 2017, Mark was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and underwent surgery and a series of chemotherapy treatments. He was confined to his home for the better part of that year. During this time he focused on composing music and writing his book. He has been in remission since for almost 3 years now and doing well!
These days Mark is gigging almost every night promoting his music and book. He is also booking speaking gigs in colleges, libraries, hospitals and city centers. He is speaking about the life style changes he has made since his diagnosis and the healing power of music.
You can see Mark perform every Monday night at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL where he is the host of their popular pro-jam.
If you would like to catch Mark as a solo artist, or playing with his band or attend one of his speaking engagements please refer to the calendar below.