Mark Lewis is a musician, composer, storyteller, actor, improv artist, and educator who holds the somewhat unusual belief that children are intelligent beings. They do not wish to be condescended to, nor are they asking to be hyperstimulated into a frenzy. Kids react favorably to simple, fun, elemental songs without a lot of overproduction hoo-ha. They like stories that are not only funny but that make them use their brains a little bit too. They don't want to be told what to hear/feel/think because they love using their expansive imaginations to fill in all the blanks themselves.... It is from this vantage point that Mark creates music and storytelling for families. And the result is an album that kids and adults alike have no trouble listening to again and again.... and again... and enjoying every time. "It seems inevitable to me that Mark Lewis will one day be considered a legendary figure in the field of celebrating children. I specifically say 'celebrating' because the adjective 'entertaining' could not possibly capture the depth of what transpires when Mark is present with children. He opens a captivating, joyful space that children naturally wish to step into. A symbiotic relationship ensues which, interestingly, Mark adapts to instantaneously, rather than imposing a program on the children..." -- award-winning composer Brigitte Robindore Recorded live-in-studio with a terrific group of kids and their grownups, Mark's album "songstory/storysong" embodies a spontaneous, kinetic, childlike spirit in ten songs and four stories to captivate listeners of any age.