Michigan Mark DePree
Whether performing with his own blues/rock band, running sound at local concerts, or producing CD's for area musicians at his studio Aartvark Productions, Michigan Mark DePree is one of the best-loved figures on the Grand Rapids music scene. It has been my pleasure to perform with him at a number of his live shows, as well as contribute drum tracks for some of his CD projects.
You can sample several of those recordings by clicking on the mp3 links below. The first song is the title track from one of Mark's CD's, Mystic Moon. The second tune, Stoney, was characterized by John Sinkevics in his review for the Grand Rapids Press as "...a rockin little ditty that thunders along with a big assist from drummer Eddie Eicher." (Hey, the drummer hardly ever gets mentioned, so thanks for the shout-out, John!) The final song, Live & Love Again, is the type of slow blues tune for which Michigan Mark is renowned.