Mark Craney was born in Minneapolis in 1952. Taking up the drums, Mark has had the opportunity to work with a number of notable musicians. Among those names are Jean Luc Ponty, Tommy Bolin, Gino Vanelli, and Eddie Jobson. He joined up with Jethro Tull during the 1981 recording of A (an album that had its start as an Ian Anderson solo project). Health problems have haunted him throughout the years, curtailing his musical excursion and forcing him to leave Jethro Tull. He did, however, manage to play with such musicians as Tower of Power and Eric Burdon, throughout the years. In 1996, his health forced him to quit his musical career altogether.