Mark DuFresne is one of the most sought after Blues
talents in the Northwest. The Washington Blues Society has awarded him
for best vocalist, songwriter and harmonica more than any other artist.
has recorded three CD’s of all original music. “Out of That Bed”, “Have
Another Round” and “There’s A Song In There”, which featured the lineup
of the former Hollywood Fats Band.
In 2002 Mark joined the coveted band “Roomful of Blues” as lead
vocalist. While in that role the band received a Grammy nomination for
“That’s Right”. They also won the W.C. Handy
award for Best Band - 2004. The New England Blues monthly awarded him
Best Blues Vocalist. He returned home to the Pacific Northwest in 2006
after a very successful and fun four and a half years.
Recently he has had the pleasure to tour in Europe with Italy’s
finest... Maurizio Pugno, guitar, Alberto Marsico, organ and bass, and
Gio Rossi.. 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
“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 Magazin