Mark Haines - drums

Chicago native and 25 year veteran of the Midwest blues scene, Mark Haines is celebrated for his powerful and tastefully musical drumming.

From the most primitive early Chicago-style slow blues, to an elegant swinging shuffle, Haines inspires the CBK's to find the deepest groove.

Working with fellow CBK Joel Paterson since the '80's, Mark has shared the stage with Dave "Honeyboy" Edwards, Bo Diddley and Marcia Ball, to name a few.

Besides his work on the drum throne, Mark is also an accomplished recording engineer with an Oscar winning song, "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" from the film "Motorcycle Diaries" (2005) and countless albums to his credit including 3 CBK releases, Joel Paterson's "Steel is Real" and Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms "Flatland Boogie" disc.

Oh yeah , he plays a really mean guitar, too...