Martha's Vineyard folk singer Mark Alan Lovewell

The Renaissance Man of Martha’s Vineyard

With all the treasures it has to offer, the beautiful island of Martha Vineyard is also home to writer and folk singer Mark Alan Lovewell. A Renaissance man of many talents, he enjoys sharing his passions for folk singing, journalism, sailing, and stargazing with those interested in a unique, local perspective of all the island has to offer. Whether he’s performing his sea chanties on stage among fellow FisherPoets, capturing happy families and the Island’s stunning seasons from behind his lens, or memorializing history in his articles, Mark’s passion for the sea is evident throughout his work. 


Fisherman’s Love Song

Song Has Arrived!

There is plenty of good reason
To hold this candle up high.
A way to light our night.
We’ve fished together for a long, long time.

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Enjoy Mark’s music from afar

With the Fishes is Mark’s fourth CD. It is a collection of maritime songs, many of them connected to fish and fishermen. Mark is a descendant of an old New England whaling family. He grew up near and on the water. This is a continuation of his love for sharing songs.

Now for the “something completely different” department, folk songs from the opposite corner of America by Mark Alan Lovewell, who bills himself as a Martha’s Vineyard folksinger.

– San Diego Troubadour

Mark Alan Lovewell is a self described waterfront folksinger, storyteller, sailor and sea-bound stargazer living on Martha’s Vineyard.  He’s produced a number of albums his latest is titled With the Fishes. On The Point, we talk with him about the music and poetry on the album.

– WCAI | The Point

The Vineyard’s Fisher Journalist, Poet, and Folksinger Pulls the Pieces Together

– Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance


Mark sings, plays guitar, and tells tales of the sea through his maritime collection of New England sea chanties.


An award-winning journalist, Mark’s stories regularly appear in the weekly newspaper Vineyard Gazette.


An avid enthusiast of all things maritime, Mark often ventures the waters of Edgartown for adventures at sea!


Mark also shares his passion for the stars and the unique vantage point Martha’s Vineyard offers with local budding astronomers.

Discover more about Mark’s work and experience a glimpse of Martha’s Vineyard through his eyes!

Listen to Mark’s latest podcasts with Laurel Redington of MVYRADIO

Boat Videos Captured by Dana Gaines

Hey There! Let’s Get In Touch.

Interested in booking Mark for a music performance, a day out on the Edgartown waters, or for your next family portrait?
Can’t wait to hear from you!

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 2034
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568


35 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568