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 and his spirit glistens, whether he is talking about his steady flow of established and new fans or those in our society that are too often marginalized.

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