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 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.
"His musical style is a blend of roots country, bluegrass and hillbilly blues that creates a true "Southern Americana" sound."
Steve Johnson, Merlefest Artist Relations Manager
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Two of Marks songs are featured on the new BALSAM RANGE album FIVE.. The first song included is, "Monday Blues", which was written by Mark, is also included on his On My Way Back Home album from 2009. The second song is, "I Spend My Days Below Ground", written by Mark and Milan Miller. This is Mark's third song co-written with Miller that has been include on a Balsam Range project. Others include "Burning Georgia Down" from their Marching Home album and "The Other Side" from their Trains I Missed album.
Mark has been added to the schedule for this years Bluegrass Ramble Afterhours Showcase, presented by Merlefest. during the IBMA World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh, NC. Mark will be performing on Tuesday September the 30th at the Longview Center along with Flatt Lonesome, Donna Ulisse, Irene Kelly, Jim Lauderdale, The Spinney Brothers, Unspoken Tradition, and The Rambling Rooks.