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"Mark's sound is an effusion- bridging him with the likes of Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Little Walter, Wilco, Tom Waits, Paul Butterfield, and The Replacements. 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".---Aleatra Lenahan, Intrinsic Communications Radio.
Mark was born in the Motor City and has 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.. As of April 2014, he is a resident of New Orleans, LA- and has begun working on his 5th solo CD. He is a member of the eclectic New Orleans acoustic trio known as The One Tailed Three, the leader of The Mark Appleford Band (a 4-piece electric blues/rock/soul group) and also plays solo shows. In addition, new songs are being recorded for the 1st CD from The One Tailed Three, the 3rd CD from Adlin & Appleford & a live CD from Locomotive Pie (their 4th, recorded in Asheville, NC) is 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!