It’s been a while since I talked about the 6 degrees of separation thing. Trust me, it’s alive and well. The adventures of life and the people we met make the journey amazing. Mark DuFresne is one of those people.
Mark and Laura were married 15 years ago and guess who photographed their wedding? Mark’s a blues musician and one of the best singer/songwriter/harmonica players out there. He’s won numerous awards and his four-octave voice helped grab a Grammy nomination for Roomful of Blues. This man is the real deal.
Since their wedding day, we’ve become close friends and discovered we share many things in common. We both grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and share a deep love of all things barbecue. Our passion for music and blues music has it’s roots in Kansas City, a city well known for it’s music history.
I’ve worked with Mark on various projects, including his album There’s a Song in There. Recorded in Los Angeles, featuring the amazing talents of Kid Ramos on guitar and legendary producer Lynnwood Slim. Easily my favorite album by Mark. It has everything you’d want in a blues album. Like a vintage black and white photo, this album is timeless.
Recently, Mark made the journey down to Portland so I could update his headshot—a much needed update. He brought his friend, legendary musician Lloyd Jones along for the photo shoot. If you love the blues, you’ll love their music. Support their passion and journey and become a fan.