Wisdom of the River
By Mark Andrew Smith
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I have seen a river, and a river has seen me
The landscape is the canvas...the water is the brush
When the river talks I...wanna listen, wanna pay attention now, don't be slow.
With skin of fluid motion, that paddle can caress,
(repeat first verse)
Raised on the St. Johns River and in the salt marshes of coastal Northeast Florida, Mark developed a passion for his native Florida at an early age. Always one to find a song in seemingly obscure moments or places, Mark brings the subtleties of Florida's landscapes and history to life in his original music.
With two albums to his credit and a third on the way, Mark has toured Florida since 1992 performing at numerous established folk venues. He has appeared for seven years at the prestigious Florida Folk Festival in White Springs. Mark's day job for over 10 years has been with the Florida Park Service as the District 2 Education and Training Specialist. He lives in Gainesville.
Mark Smith is accessible via email or regular mail at 2027 NW 56th Terrace / Gainesville, FL 32605.