Mark is a guitarist/vocalist living in Santa Cruz. He plays in several Bay Area bands. Since moving to Santa Cruz from Canada 14 years ago Mark has continued his passion of playing the blues and has opened for such major artists as Johnny Winder and Dr. John. Mark plays regularly in Taiwan as well and has played with artists such as David Sinclair, Andy Santana, Shun Kikuta and BopoMofo.


Streuth is a local Santa Cruz 3 piece blues group playing Chicago, Texas, London and contemporary blues. Streuth members are Mark on guitar and vocals, Marty Thompsom a long time Santa Cruz resident on bass and vocals and Ray Love another long time Santa Cruz resident on drums. Mark, Marty and Ray are all avid blues fans and are most happy when they are playing the music they love for audiences in the Bay Area.

The NightDrivers

Mark also plays in The NightDrivers another rockin’ band from Santa Cruz County that commands the stage with a show that takes the audience for a great ride. They are an enthusiastic, hard driving four piece with influences in rock, jazz, country and blues. Some of the artists they cover include Robben Ford, Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty and Tommy Castro.

Bruce Guynn and Big Rain

Mark also plays guitar with Bruce Guynn & Big Rain. Big Rain are considered the definitive workingman’s band with their award-winning Redwood Coast Rock—a genre combining Country, Rock, and Blues. Releasing five albums over the last decade, Bruce Guynn has written numerous songs that’ve topped both US and international charts. Wherever they travel, stateside or abroad, Bruce and his band continue to dish up full-bodied musical fare.

Streuth East

When Mark is visiting or living in Taiwan he has another version of Streuth with players from Taiwan.

Blues Mechanics

Mark on Guitar/Vocals, the amazing magic of Brett Mechanic on Harp and bassist Patrick McGinity from Deepstone supplying the groove and pumping out the bottom end.

DC & Me

For more than 50 years, DC has been singing madrigal, plain-song, oratorio, art song, opera, musicals, jazz, Blues, swing, rock, pop, country–western and even some jingles. He’s performed in choirs and choral groups in Europe and America; played sax, flute and bass clarinet in concert and jazz bands; guitar, harmonica, sax and flute in rock bands, Blues bands, funk bands and show bands. A music school graduate, he majored in vocal performance and minored in piano, flute and saxophone at Springfield College in Illinois, a prestigious, private school with a conservatory music curriculum. <br> DC's experience as a performer is as wide as it is varied. While living in Los Angeles (f'rinstance) DC was performing and recording original songs in a New Wave rock band and during the same time-frame, was singing the role of Colline in a semi-professional production of Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’ and studying with Baldo dal Ponte of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. <br> DC & Me is a duo with DC and Mark playing R&B, American Songbook, Blues, Rock and Jazz.

Red Lipped Bat Fish

Taipe Blues, Rock, Fusion band.

Our Song List

Big Boss Man / Jimmy Reed
Blizzard / Streuth
Lenny / SRV
Mary Anne / Ray Charles
T-Bone Shuffle / T-Bone Walker>
North Carolina / Robben Ford
Chevrolet / Taj Mahal
Steppin Out / Clapton
Come On / Hendrix
Oh Pretty Woman / Albert King
Fishin' / Elvin Bishop
Green River / CCR
Half-Whole Blues / Streuth
Hey Joe / Hendrix


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Mark Howe is a blues rock artist living and playing in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area. Visit us here to check out his up coming gigs, listen to Marks original music and all the latest news. Please contact us for more information or to book his band Streuth for your party or club.

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