Todd Mack has built a 30-year career as a musician, songwriter, and producer based upon his unwavering belief in the power of music to change the world. A diehard Do-It-Yourselfer, Mack has often taken the road less traveled. He has self-released 7 albums of his music, produced dozens of albums by other indie artists, and has toured extenstively throughout the United States, Far East, and Middle East, often finding himself in some unlikely places. He performs solo and with his band at concert halls, colleges, festivals, clubs, coffeehouses, and house concerts, and has earned a reputation as an engaging and provocative performer, weaving stories of his travels and experiences between songs and breaking down the conventional barriers between artist and audience by inviting them to join him on stage.
In 2005, Todd organized a backyard jam in honor of his friend and bandmate, Daniel Pearl, the Wall St. Journal reporter abucted and murdered in Pakistan by extremists shortly after 911. Fueled by a resonating belief in the power of music to connect people, that backyard jam has grown into an internationally touring non-profit organization that empowers youth against hate through collaborative songwriting, multimedia, and performance. To date, Music In Common has toured to 300 communities across the globe to operates multiple programs, directly working with thousands of people. Todd serves as its executive director.
A published writer, Mack has written two children's books for Scholastic Press and writes a blog called MAD (Making A Difference) with Music. From 2002 - 2012, he produced and hosted the nationally syndicated "Off the Beat-n-Track Radio Show" and owned & operated the Off the Beat-n-Track recording studio in western Massachusetts. Todd speaks locally, nationally, and internationally on a wide range of topics related to music and its power to create social change. He is based in Atlanta and the central coast of California.