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Singer/songwriter John Mark Nelson performs at 7 p.m. Saturday March 8 at the Sheldon Theatre.

Making a name for himself

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His name is just about as American as you can get, but it’s his journey and rise to music fame that set him apart.

If you had asked singer/songwriter John Mark Nelson what he wanted to do with his life two years ago, he said he would have answered, “I want to be a drummer.”


Ask him same the question today and you’d hear a different response.

“I would tell people, first and foremost I am a writer,” he said.

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Stacy Bengs-Silverberg
Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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