Welcome......to the website of singer, songwriter, musician Mark Bumgarner. Mark is a performing musician of more than thirty years. He's been working primarily as a solo artist since returning to Western North Carolina in 2005. In addition to his solo work, Mark has also been performing and recording in recent years as a duo with his wife Aimee.
His musical style is a blend of roots country, bluegrass and hillbilly blues that creates a true "Southern Americana" sound.
Thanks for stopping by........and for taking the time to take a listen.
Mark will be performing at Merlefest 2014 on Saturday April the 26th, at 12:00pm and 6:00pm on the Plaza Stage. He'll be joined by Patrick Crouch on mandolin, Jaret Carter on resonator guitar (dobro), and Ron Shuffler on upright bass.
Merlefest is one of the nations premier music festivals held annually in Wilkesboro, NC on the campus of Wilkes Community College. The festival, which began in 1988, was originally conceived by the late Doc Watson as a tribute to his son and musician Merle Watson who died tragically in 1985. With the passing of Doc in 2012 the festival has become a tribute to the music and legacy of both men.