Mark Marcin - Fiddle and Accordion

Mark started playing guitar when he was twelve years old. After college he set aside the guitar to pursue a career as a painter.

In the early 90's Mark moved to Lafayette, Louisiana where he taught painting and drawing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During this time, Mark fell in love with Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music. After leaving Lousiana, Mark returned to his musical routes and learned to play the accordion and fiddle. He returns to Louisiana frequently to re-absorb the music and culture. He has studied accordion with Ray Abshire, Dexter Ardoin, Jimmy Breaux, Jeffery Broussard, Jesse Lége, Ed Poullard, Dirk Powell, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy and he has studied fiddle with David Greely, Jason Frey, Ed Poullard, Cedric Watson, Linzay Young, and the Bay Area's own Suzy Thompson. His musical influences include Octa Clark, Iry Lejeune, Aldus Roger, Nathan Abshire and Amédé Ardoin.

Mark plays in the Midnite Ramblers, the Ivy Moon All-Stars, the Wild Catahoulas, and you may have seen Mark sit-in with local Bay Area Cajun and Zydeco bands such as Andrew Carriere and the Cajun Allstars or The Aux Cajunals.

Mark is a trainer and computer graphics artist with Lucasfilm in San Francisco.

 

 

 

 


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