Professional 5-String Banjo Player with extensive background in Bluegrass, Fiddle tunes, Jazz, Trad Irish, Cajun, and New Acoustic genres. Generally either a Duo, or full band, I primarily travel with multi-instrumentalist Chris Talley (the young lady in the photos) and we have tight, polished sets featuring the music noted above. We also specialize in weddings! We have literally done more than 100 weddings. She is a violinist and guitar player in our group, Raborn & Armstrong. We do lots of wedding-appropriate music and we gladly do 'special' music that you request. We're reasonably priced professional musicians that are easy to work with....and determined to amaze you and your guests!
Mark was prompt, kind, flexible, skilled and low maintenance. He brought the level of romance and chill to our big day that we really wanted.
I can not say enough about how wonderful it was to work with him.
Thank you Mark!
Response from Mark A. Raborn:
Thank you, Mary! You’re so easy to work with!
Mark was great! Easy to work with added excellent ambiance to our event!
Mark was great - very patient with our youth and some last minute changes!
Response from Mark A. Raborn:
Johanna was great to work with, as well as a very nice person.
I hosted a 60th reunion reception for 35 guests on a Sat. afternoon. Everyone was in a happy mood and Mark's versatility with two instrument and long and varied long list was appreciated. I'd like to have him return when there is only a group of a dozen or so, so we can just sit and appreciate the music. Thank you for recommending him.
Mark and Chris were great! Wonderful music. Learned a few new songs for us. Very kind, timely, and professional.
I must say, I had my reservations on booking a band online, especially not knowing who I could potentially be dealing with. But, Mark and the Foggy Mountain Boys were AMAZING!! Very professional, easy going, and were a hit at our reception!! Everybody was asking where I found these guys. These guys hit it right on the head, what we were looking for. I would highly recommend Mark Raborn and The Foggy Mountain boys. The $$ was also the best I found. What more could you ask for? If I ever need to book a band again, hands down, this is who I'm calling. A big thanks to Mark and band for such a memoriable time. God bless Bluegrass!! :)
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 480 minutes
What to Expect
Your guests/audience can expect to see extraordinary-level banjo mastery. If you've hired a full band, expect a performance you and your patrons/guests/audience will not soon forget!
Began playing banjo in 1971. Performed with a number of traveling/professional groups. I also play acoustic guitar.
Additional Booking Notes
Nothing special in the way of sound equipment. Depending on the gig, I (we) sometimes plug-in, but we bring DI's, cords, etc.
Past Booked Events
|November 09, 2019 • 4:30pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|October 26, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 07, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Worship Service|
|June 16, 2019 • 9:00am - 11:00am||Religious Celebration|
|October 06, 2018 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 13, 2016||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 21, 2013||Wedding Reception|