The Mark Lavengood Band presents the “Bluegrass Bonanza,” in the Dogwood Black Box on Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. It will be a lively night of roots, bluegrass, and expert picking from Michigan’s premiere acoustic artists.
With Mark Lavengood at the helm on dobro/guitar/mandolin, the band includes Justin Wierenga on guitar, Justin Avdek on upright/electric bass, Dutcher Snedeker on keys, Nathan Coles on drums, Jason Wheeler on mandolin, and multi-instrumentalist Brad Phillips. Join this eclectic cast of musicians for a night of entertainment and stellar musicianship!
A Grand Rapids-based musician, Mark Lavengood picked up the dobro in the mid-2000s and in the time since his introduction to the instrument has performed and instructed dobro on local, regional, national and international levels, winning the prestigious dobro competition at the renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2012. In addition to Telluride, Mark has given workshops at notable festivals like Celtic Connections, World of Bluegrass at IBMA, Pagosa Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Wheatland Music Festival, Blissfest, and a laundry list of folk and roots music festivals of esteem.
In November of 2018, Lavengood recorded a series of instructional Dobro modules for the beginning, intermediate, and advanced player, each accompanied by their own song to learn, as well as myriad video tutorials on technique, method, and style. The instructional content is accessible via Lavengood's webstore at marklavengood.com. Mark is endorsed by Beard Guitars, GHS Strings, and K & K Pickups, who recently named him their April 2019 artist of the month.
Tickets are $15.00 and are available through the Dogwood Center Box Office, NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or on-line at www.dogwoodcenter.com. For information, phone 231.924.8885. The Dogwood Center is located one mile east of downtown Fremont.
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