Welcome

......to the website of singer, songwriter, musician Mark Bumgarner. Mark has been a fixture on the Western North Carolina music scene for the better part of three decades, as well as performing with several national and regional touring bands, including the Nashville based JUBAL FOSTER. 

"Mark's musical style is true Southern Americana". 

Since 2005, Mark has worked primarily as a solo artist, and now as half of the duo THE HILLBILLY DIAMONDS. He also shares his talents as an emcee throughout the year at local and regional events, including his annual participation at MerleFest, the nations largest americana music festival.

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

MerleFest 2019

It's that time of year again! MerleFest 2019 is right around the corner and Mark will once again be performing and emceeing several events over the coarse of the festival.  Here is Mark's schedule for the festival.

Friday, April 26th: 12:40 pm to 12:55 pm - The Doc Watson Performing Arts Showcase (performance in Austin Center)
Friday April 26th:   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm - Emcee / Co-Host with Jim Lauderdale of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest
Friday April 26th:  5:30 pm to 6:45 pm - Creekside Stage (performance)
Saturday April 27th: 11:00am to 3:30pm - Emcee/Host of the MerleFest Band Competition