"Mark's sound is an effusion- bridging him with the likes of Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Wilco, The Rolling Stones, Little Walter, Tom Waits, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Replacements and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. He is a singer/songwriter & guitar/harmonica player. His songs can sometimes remind you of the opening scene of one of your favorite Coen Brothers' movies, and other times you get whisked away to a club in New Orleans- with a band playing sweet sounds as you dance the night away to this "tasty yet raspy" voice crooning everything from down home blues to original singer/songwriter material. Yet Mark is not just a fun and games man. He does have the ability to bring a ribald nature to his music; however, his lyrical imagery can also make you swoon with remembrance of things that you had long forgotten- things that bridge you with the unknown inside of yourself".--- Lea Lenahan, from an Intrinsic Communications Radio broadcast in 2012.
Mark was born in Royal Oak, Michigan and has also lived & played music in the Staunton/Waynesboro/NOVA areas of Virginia- as well as in Athens, Georgia & Knoxville, Tennessee; The Florida Keys; Washington, D.C. & Asheville, N.C.. He moved to New Orleans in 2014 & began playing in an eclectic trio of songwriters known as The One Tailed Three as well as playing solo gigs. Mark's 5th CD will be released in September of 2016 and will feature full electric band recordings as well as some solo acoustic material. He fronts The Mark Appleford Band (a 4-piece electric blues/rock/soul group featuring Thomas Walker on guitar, Leroy Freeman on bass and Lefty Keith on drums) and also continues to play solo shows at venues like Rare Form and The Kerry Irish Pub. In addition, a CD from The One Tailed Three & a live CD from Locomotive Pie are both in the works. Music from all these various projects is available online for your listening pleasure...
www.cdbaby.com (search under Adlin and Appleford & Mark Appleford)
Stay tuned for more details (& new music) & hope to see you @ a show~
Blessings to all!