......to the website of singer, songwriter, musician Mark Bumgarner. Mark is a performing musician and songwriter 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 with his wife Aimee as the duo Calico Moon .  As a songwriter Mark has had several of his works recorded by nationally recognized bluegrass and acoustic music artist. Most notably, Balsam Range and The Steep Canyon Rangers & Town Mountain.

"His musical style is a blend of roots country, bluegrass and rockin' hillbilly blues that is true Southern Americana.

Thanks for stopping by........and for taking the time to take a listen.

MerleFest 2016

Mark is looking forward to participating in another year at MerleFest. Mark will be emceeing the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest on Friday starting at 2:00pm. Then he will be performing later that evening on the cabin stage at 6:05pm. He'll be joined by Milan Miller on guitar and Scott Shufler on upright bass. Then Saturday he will emcee the MerleFest Band Contest. Contest begins at 9:30am.