Olmstead is excited about taking top honors in the Portland Songwriters
Association April contest with his most recent song titled "The best that
I can be." As with his other original songs included on his first CD titled
"The Soul Reason," Mark's goal is to inspire the listener to a greater
awareness of our spiritual essence. As demonstrated in his title song
on lessons that you've shared for years
While stepping through stages of laughter and tears
I'm reading the writing infront of my eyes
Where the words of a prayer now appear...
The Soul Reason Is Love"
He communicates the possibility
of healing our lives and relationships through exposure to a positive
love inspired message. In Mark's words, "it seems to me we've learned
that human beings respond to repeated exposure to information. Look
at advertisers for instance. Our consciousness creates our reality and
our "listening" creates our consciousness.
Mark shares his musical
message with the community in avariety of venues including weddings,
private parties childrens groups and local churches (The Living Enrichment
Center, Celebrations, The God Connection, and Beaverton Unity.) May
15 he will be performing for the Peace March in Grant's Park honoring
the Season For Non-violence and Mark and friends continue to play Every
Second Friday at Annie's Coffee House. Please come join us for a spirit
filled evening of music.
If you're interested
in picking up Mark's CD, The Soul Reason is available at the Tualatin
Borders, Locals Only, the Christian Supply stores and at several church
bookstores, or by contacting Mark directly at 452-6522 or E-mail to