LOUISVILLE, KY —MARK CHARLES HEIDINGER is a proud Kentuckian and the principle singer/songwriter for the alt-folk musical project, Vandaveer. Born in Ohio and raised just outside Lexington, Heidinger was bitten by a particularly virulent musical bug when his father gave him his 1966 Gibson J-50 acoustic guitar at the impressionable age of fourteen. In 2004 he wisely followed his better half to Washington, DC, where his songwriting career took flight soon after. Vandaveer has released five full-length LPs and two EPs since 2007, touring from here to kingdom come and back again. AllMusic.com writes, “Heidinger explores the complexities of the human condition with masterful precision and a poignancy earned through experience.” Returning to Kentucky in 2015 to raise his family, Heidinger now calls Louisville home.