"The combination of Telesca’s vocals and his stylistic acoustic guitar lead really hits home hard. Both undertakings are performed in a fine as wine style that reminds me of the tones evoked by the fingers and vocal chords of Jorma Kaukonen"
Professor Johnny P's Juke Joint
"Telesca is known for his acoustic work and he’s one of the guys responsible for giving South Florida a reputation for good blues"
Blues Radio International
"With respect for tradition and a dash of creative genius, Mark Telesca plays some of the most compelling acoustic Blues you will hear today”
"Mark Telesca's agenda is being met, by just being himself"
Making A Scene
"Telesca’s clear vocals are impressive but it’s his songwriting that will hook you"
Mark Telesca is an American Songwriter, Singer, Acoustic guitarist and bluesman. He studied music at Florida Atlantic University and current lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. His “Hook” oriented songwriting style, storytelling lyrics, combined with his expressive finger style guitar playing and powerful lead vocal is capturing the attention of blues lovers everywhere.
Mark has released his first solo studio CD titled “Heavy Breathing” in January of 2015. His CD spent many months on steady rotation on SIRIUSXM RADIO (Bluesville). The CD received rave reviews and reached the #5 spot on "Blues Power Radio's Top 30” Blues Albums. He has had three singles off the Heavy Breathing CD that has charted on Blues 411 Baker's Dozen of Blues. "If You Got Enough Jack" has reached #5” Cross the Dog" has reached #2 and "I Don't Need Your Lovin' Anymore" has reached #1 !!!
Mark is out gigging almost every night promoting his music. In addition to his hectic gigging schedule, he is the host of one of the most popular Pro Blues Jams in the Southeast. The Jam takes place every Monday at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL. There are many touring artists who make it a point to spend some extra time in sunny Florida just to attend and hopefully participate in this high quality Jam.
Influences are: The Delta Blues, Gospel Music and Memphis soul.