July 30: Mark DuFresne

Upstage presents World renowned Northwest Blues Icon, Mark DuFresne and his band at Studio Bob in Port Angeles, Saturday July 30, 2016, at 8pm.

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┬áMark DuFresne is one of the most sought after Blues talents in the Northwest. An astounding voice and chromatic harmonica virtuoso, the Mark DuFresne band will rock Studio Bob on Saturday eve July 30th. The Washington Blues Society has awarded him for best vocalist, songwriter and harmonica more than any other artist. While former lead vocalist for the coveted band, Roomful of Blues, the band received Grammy nominations and won the W.C. Handy award for Best Band. The New England Blues monthly awarded him Best Blues Vocalist. He returned home to the Pacific Northwest after his very successful “Roomful of Blues” career, and delivers a consistently stellar range of blues, soul, and R&B.

He has recorded three CDs of all original music. Out of That Bed, Have Another Round and Theres A Song In There, which featured the lineup of the former Hollywood Fats Band. Recently he has had the pleasure to tour in Europe with Italys finest… Maurizio Pugno, guitar, Alberto Marsico, organ and bass, and Gio Rossi. Mark says, “excellent musicians, excellent pasta…”

His work on the chromatic harmonica is considered as some of the most innovative in Blues music. His ability to circular breathe has left audiences amazed. DuFresne is as distinctive as a vocalist as he is a fiery player; rather than recycling old riffs, his original compositions are tuneful, melodic and grooveworthy.. – Blues Review Magazine