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Anyone that has witnessed Lavengood perform will attest to these three key attributes: his big heart, wild energy on stage, and the aptitude on the many instruments that he plays. Having released 2 LPs and a 7 inch vinyl under his own name in conjunction with 2 LPs, an EP, and an album on the way with International touring act, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Mark Lavengood is no stranger to the hustle of the music industry. He is currently promoting his third full length album, “We’ve Come Along," released May 11th with Earthwork Music.
LINKS TO REVIEWS
"Mark’s influences are obviously wide and the predominant feel is is of newgrass fused with world music, blues and country rock, with more than a smidgen of psychedelia" WCA Review by Eilís Boland at LonesomeHighway.com
"Just when I think... We've Come Along Review by Bob Everhart of National Traditional Music Association.
"Keeping in the bluegrass vein..." WCA Album Review by Stewart Fenwick of "Country, Music and Dance."
“It's brave" and "...a record which brilliantly picks at what Bluegrass can be,” says respected writer David Cowling in Americana UK WCA Album Review.
Allan Wilkinson from Northern Sky Magazine WCA Album Review.
Bluesandmoreagain's David Innes' "We've Come Along" Album Review.
Ricky Olmos from Local Spins, "Mark Lavengood: Blazing bluegrass, buckets of healing songs, a new album and lots of hugs"
Kelly McCartney from the Bluegrass Situation, "3X3: MARK LAVENGOOD ON RYE WHISKEY, ROCKY MOUNTAINS, AND RUNNING SHOES"
Eric Mitts' from the Revue, "Grand Rapids bluegrass ambassador Mark Lavengood celebrates release of third LP, 'We’ve Come Along'"
John P. Bayerl of Semi-Bluegrass, "Bluegrass Past, Present and Future."
Ken Sears from If It's Too Loud, "Mark Lavengood Covers Bruce Springsteen"
Gabe Aikins from Under the Gun, "MARK LAVENGOOD SHARES INSIGHTS INTO BLUEGRASS AND TOURING"
John Sinkevics from Local Spins, "Reso-phonic bluegrass musician Mark Lavengood: The Local Spins Artist Spotlight "