MarK  Rubin

Roots and Culture


Here you will find information on world renowned Austin based musician, producer, pedagogue and restless polymath Mark Rubin.

I perform in many aggregations from an acoustic duo to a 12 piece brass band depending entirely upon either my whim of the needs of my client, digging deep into roots music of every stripe, from C&W to Cajun to Country Blues, Bluegrass, Texas Swing and even Klezmer.

Locally I can be found collaborating onstage with fiddler Sean Orr, harmonica whiz Sean Tracey from the Austin Steamers, Two High String Band guitarist Geoff Union, among others. Contact 1143 Booking, exclusive agent Chris Rhodes.

For many years I had a band called Bad Livers, which folks tell me was mighty influential in the world of American acoustic music. I served as bassist and producer for Tex-Mex accordion legend Santiago Jimenez, Jr. for many years, including producing a Grammy nomimated release. I’m also a member of The Other Europeans, a 14 piece collective of Jewish and Rroma musicians which I’m mighty proud of.

If you’re further curious, I have a blog where I share my thoughts and motivations called Chasing the Fat Man. And I post my videos on YouTube here.

My work in Television and Motion Pictures can be found at the Internet Movie Data Base. Soon, I’ll have a link up to my published writing as well.

Drop me a line if you’d like to connect. Let me know how I can help you.

Bless you for checking in on me.

Please check out my music and DVD’s!