Mark Bradish, retired banker, was part of a folk singing trio in high school from 1960 to 1964 called The Towne Kryers, performing at Hootenannies throughout the Fox Valley.
He lived in San Francisco from 1966-68 experiencing the cultural peace movement, enjoying the scene and becoming inspired by new people and groups like Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Jerry Garcia, Moby Grape, and The Turtles. He remembers fondly the once-in-a-lifetime experience. He continued playing guitar throughout the next 25 years, as well as learning the banjo, mandolin, 12 string guitar, and dobro.
In 2004, The Towne Kryers reunited and performed for St. Mary's class of 1964, 40th reunion. Since that reunion Mark and the other original Towne Kryer, Wayne Rippl, have joined forces with Tanya Przybylski and Dean Sauers playing throughout Wisconsin, calling themselves 50% Folk.
Mark is currently learning to play the pedal steel guitar and continues to explore and enjoy all types of music.