Welcome

......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.


News:

BALSAM RANGE to release sixth studio project MOUNTAIN VOODOO in October 2016.
Mark is once again honored to have one of his songs featured on the latest Balsam Range album project. This album includes "Rise and Shine" , a song co-written by Aimee Bumgarner. Here is where you can find out more about the new album: BALSAM RANGE - Mountain Voodoo


Inaugural JAM IN THE TREES Festival: Join Mark and an incredible lineup for JAM IN THE TREES,  August 26th and 27th at Pisgah Brewing Company. Lineup includes: The Del McCoury Band Junior Brown, Chatham County Line, The Wood Brothers and more............
For more info: Jam In The Trees


TOWN MOUNTAIN releases 4th studio album " Southern Crescent":
Mark is proud to have two songs that he co-wrote with members of Town Mountain on their new SOUTHERN CRESCENT release. Mark contributions include "Coming Back To You", which he co-wrote with Robert Greer, and "I Miss The Night" which he co-wrote with Jesse Langlais. Check out the new album by Town Mountain at townmountain.net.


Music, Moments & Memories from MerleFest 2016:
Here are a couple of photos from Mark's Friday performance at MerleFest 2016. He is ably assisted by Scott Shuffler on upright bass and Milan Miller on electric guitar.