Programmer Profile

Mark Gerard

The Show

Folksy...Rootsy...laid back Americana feel. Michigan music, classic jazz and blasts. from the past . Not afraid to stretch out a bit with longer tracks...enjoy the ride!!

About Mark Gerard

Detroit native...grew up with the Motown sounds and the Detroit rock scene. First concert was with Iggy and the stooges back in what an eye opener!! So many great venues in Detroitt such as the Grandy Ballroom, Michigan Palace , Cobo Hall and the old Olympia stadium( the past red wing home) To many concerts to list them all! Spent a lot of my money on concerts and collecting the bigger cds...better known as albums!!! A few years later the sounds of jazz caught my ears with the exploration of the fusion movement...Chick Corea...Mahavishnu Orchestra...etc. Thought I knew a few things about music until I found wyce upon moving to Grand Rapids back in the late 1980s. My tastes have changed somewhat over the years...thanks to that singer songwriter/Americana scene and I am sure there will always be something new to explore!!! Have enjoyed Blissfest the past 15yrs and that has had a great impact on my musical tastes...Hope to see you soon at many of the musical venues and watering holes..Peace Mark Gerard

Favorite Albums

Miles Davis...Kind of Blue..Pharoh Sanders...Karma ( you have to flip the album over to continue the only track!!) Herbie Mann...Push Push.. Les McCann Eddie Harris... Swiss Movement...King Curtis and Champion Jack Dupree Live at Montreux.. Eat a Peach..need I say more!! Anything by Railroad Earth( the best band you never herd of) Gregory Porter... Be Good ..(one of my new favorite artists) Etta James...Kasey Chambers. Ruthie Foster...Pat Metheny...Deacon Blue Fellow Hoodlums ( Threw that one in there to throw you a curve) Always a sucker for great guitarists...Clapton..Beck..Trucks..Landreth..Carlos... Johnny A...etc.... to many to mention...check out Bill Frisells " All we are Saying". To many artist so little time... enjoy the show and thanks for your support over the years!!!

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