Mark Nicholson grew up in the Appalaichian of western Virginia. Surrounded by music from the Stanley Brothers to The Rolling Stones, it wasn’t long before Mark was singing, playing guitar and writing songs. Mark gained a regional following as the guitarist Roanoke Virginia favorite The Dead Reckoning. He also played in The Roanoke based jamband Sol Searchers, and has shared the stage with The Marcus King Band, Travers Brothership, The Big Something and Moe.
Mark Nicholson and The Distance is a rock and roll band based out of Roanoke Virginia. The Distance features Paul Tressel on Keyboards, Mason Jennelle on drums, Mason Cass on bass and Mark Nicholson on guitar and vocals.. While only together for a short period of time, The Distance brings considerable musical experience to the table. With a focus on well crafted songs mixed with improvisation, the band strives to bring a passionate new take on blues based rock and roll with every performance.