Crissinger plays the Frontiersman

Frontiersman pub will be rocking when guitar wizard takes to the stage

Mark Crissinger to perform

Mark Crissinger to perform

A Vancouver Island musician who is trying to do as many shows as he possibly can on the Island will bring his one man show to The Frontiersman Pub in Coombs on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Mark Crissinger has played 100 shows this year, mostly on Vancouver Island, and said he wants to break his personal record.

“You can do it. It is possible. When I lived in Ontario I did 200 shows one year,” he admitted.

His one man show combines acoustic and electric guitars with soulful vocals and the occasional harmonica solo. Crissinger performs originals songs from two decades of songwriting plus lots of folk, blues and pub favorites.

“I can play for 450 minutes without repeating a song. I play originals and covers … Dylan, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, all the classics.”

He ties it all together with a few road stories and 25 years of showmanship making for a fun, intimate, upbeat, and interactive performance.

Crissinger said he has a loop station so he can record while he is playing and to date he has recorded six albums. He said incorporating recorded audio loops into his act  enables him to put on a good live show without other musicians. He said he is looking forward to the afternoon gig at the Frontiersman.

“I love playing matinees. It feels more like a house party in a living room.”

Join the house party from 2 to 7 p.m. this Saturday at the Frontiersman Pub at 2484 Alberni Hwy. in Coombs.


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