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

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.


Mark to appear with BLUE HIGHWAY, Thursday May 19th at the ISIS Music Hall:
Just voted the best bluegrass band of all time by reader of Bluegrass Today Magazine, Blue Highway brings there unmistakable contemporary bluegrass style and incredible catalog of material to the ISIS Music Hall. Mark will open the show at 8:30pm and deliver a set of original material that we're sure will include songs that he has written with Blue Highway's Tim Stafford over the coarse of their two and a half year association.
bluehighwayband.com
isisasheville.com


Peacock Performing Arts Center host Songwriter Series:
Mark will be a featured performer at  Peacock Performing Arts Center Songwriter Series hosted Rob Tiger in Hayesville, NC Saturday July 9th.
For more information: Peacock Performing Art Center


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.