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A Legendary Night for A Legendary Group

Mark joined in on the festivities Tuesday, December 11, at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, to help raise money for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. The night was also a get together and birthday celebration for legendary rocker, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter. Mark jammed with such greats as James Burton (Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley), drummer Kenny Aronoff of the John Mellencamp…

Thank you

Thank you doesn’t seem enough. Thinking of all those that are currently serving and have given the ultimate sacrifice.  

Thanks Jim Peterik & World Stage

Mark jammed this past weekend with the amazing Jim Peterik & World Stage. Thanks to Jim and all the fans that joined us for a very special night in IL! What a ride and Mark can’t wait for the next opportunity. All photos credit to Kristie Schram

Mark Farner’s “Can’t Stop” Music Video Premieres on UltimateClassicRock.com

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Grand Funk Railroad‘s formation. The band’s former singer Mark Farner is hardly slowing down. He’s even got a brand new single and video, “Can’t Stop.” A stint at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp put Farner in touch with a group of musicians that ended up collaborating with him on the track. “They were Grand Funk fans that really loved…

Mark Farner in Guitar World

Legendary guitarist Mark Farner was recently interviewed in Guitar World. Check out this article from the October issue here.  

Special Thanks to Ted Nugent

Thank you again to all the fans that came out to DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday. And, a special acknowledgement and thanks to my #Michigan Blood Brother, Ted Nugent. During his set he dedicated his song #FREDBEAR to our son Jesse. (Jesse went to heaven on the 4th of July). Before playing the song Ted said: I hope my brother Mark gets in the woods and…

From Mark & Lesia Farner…

We would like to send out a big THANK YOU to all of you that have been asking about Jesse. We are blessed by all your love and prayers over the past eight years. Jesse was an organ donor and his wishes were to be cremated and no services. We will honor his wishes. Many have made donations to Jesse…

Jesse Fredrick Farner

  Jesse Fredrick Farner September 27,1988 – July 4, 2018   “HEAVEN STEPPED IT’S GAME UP ” Jesse James Raleigh Jesse gained his Independence back after his long Earthly journey came to an end the night of July 4th. To us, his family, he was the bravest soul we’ve ever had the privilege of loving. He was a Son, a…

Penny Black Music interview

Penny Black Music interview

Mark Farner is essentially timeless. His voice remains as pure and stealthy as it was when he tore the house down during the 1969 Atlanta International Festival as the front man of Grand Funk Railroad. (He rejoined the band in the 1980s and 1990s, and also forged a solo career.) Farner’s toned physique belies years of on-the-road wear and tear…