Mark A. Jones, son of the legendary Grandpa Jones, grew up in the heart of country music, Nashville, Tennessee. There he learned to play clawhammer style banjo from some of the finest. They included not only his father, Grandpa Jones, but other great talents such as: Bashful Brother Oswald, Stringbean, and Merle Travis. Mark began teaching banjo in 1978, passing along the traditional style to others and continues to do so today. He currently resides in the foothills of the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Mountain View, Arkansas.