Hello and best wishes. I have returned from Mexico this year to a more reasonable climate than when I left in February! I have collected the material for my next recording, and am working these tracks now. Please note that I play every 2nd Tuesday of every month at JazzMidtown in Kansas City, Missouri. Thanks to the owners and staff at "Jazz" for hosting live music seven nights per week in Kansas City! And I am also happy to be returning this summer to the Whitewind Farm and Winery in Paola, KS on some Saturday afternoons, and playing bass gigs with the Brian Ruskin Quartet.
Thanks fo you for your interest in live music. Click my "Calendar" link for my performance schedule.
For information on Easyfest-2014, find the big round link in the lower left hand corner of this page. Please make your reservations through the Paypal account. If this isn't possible for you, please send me a private message on facebook, or call me. Thanks! Mark
My latest release “Easyville – American Stories” was recently reviewed by Michael Byars, music coordinator at KCUR 89.3fm in Kansas City:
“There couldn't be a better-titled album than "Easyvillle - American Stories", as Mark Montgomery offers eleven gentle tales of acoustic balladry that share the sounds of blues, folk, and country. At times wistful, other times jaunty, but always heartfelt, Montgomery delivers with vocals and arrangements that are smooth as the honey he sells on the side. Dust off the porch, chill a few beverages, invite some friends over, and let "Easyville - American Stories" be the soundtrack to shared good times.”
Hello Friends, Welcome to the website of Enneagram recording artist Mark Montgomery.
Mark plays a variety of instruments including bass, guitar, and harmonica.
One of Kansas City’s premier songwriters, Mark has produced two independent CD’s and has been a guest on numerous recordings by other artists. In 2009 Mark joined Enneagram Records and co-producedTown Topic with Max Berry. Later that year he and filmmaker Michael Loftus co-produced a music video the title track.
Mark and guitarist Max Berry formed a duo in 2008 to compete in the annual International Blues Competition in Memphis Tennessee. As finalists, they were sponsored by the Kansas City Blues Society in 2009 and 2010. While working some regular gigs in Kansas City,
Mark and Max look forward to recording new music and touring the U.S. and abroad in the next year.