Adam and the Waxmen / Mark Hopkins
Come join Adam and the Waxmen for a little soul, a little love, some peace, and a whole lotta sweaty, dirty, funky rock.
From playing toy guitar to the theme of "Dukes of Hazzard" at the age of two, to endlessly singing Beatles songs throughout his childhood, Mark Hopkins has been a musician since birth. His first instrument was the trumpet in fourth-grade band, but at age 12, he discovered true love: guitar. Within seven months he was playing Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at a school talent show, and never looked back. Hopkins studied jazz guitar and composition in college, then continued his studies with Baltimore's own Carl Filipiak. Years later Hopkins continued that hunger studying guitar and songwriting at Berklee as a scholarship recipient. With influences as varied as Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley, and Wayne Krantz, Hopkins's abilities have grown throughout the years to reflect a love of diverse genres and an obvious ability with the guitar.