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2008 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest
Midwest Regional Finalist

2007 Detroit Music Awards Nominee for   . "Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist" .

Mark Iannace (aka Dr. Bellows) has been 'practicing' the medicinal art of music for quite some time now. A veteran of the Detroit music scene and the folk circuit, Mark has performed in many different avenues ... from contemporary folk, to musical theatre, to vocal jazz.
 
For the past several years Mark has been touring with Americana artist Jill Jack

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… as a duo, in the acoustic quartet Jill Jack & The Hopeful Winos, and as part of her full band. He appeared throughout her 2009 release, "Songwriter Sessions", which hit #6 on the Americana charts in Europe, and the Top 100 in the US. The CD/DVD combo also won the 2010 Detroit Music Award (DMA) for Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording. On top of a busy headlining performance schedule, the Jill Jack band opened several dates of Bob Seger’s 2011 Tour.

As a member of the folk/pop Tangerine Trousers, Mark toured thru the Midwest and into the South-East ... featured at venues such as The Bluebird Cafe, The Ark, The Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Legion Arts - Cedar Rapids, Benefit for Alejandro Escovedo - Raleigh, Blissfest, and Hiawatha Music Festival. He was a major force in the 'Trousers' signature 3-part harmonies, as well as sweetening up the pie with a unique accordion style. While with Tangerine Trousers, Mark helped the band win 3 Detroit Music Awards. The bands last CD "Dressed for Success" got strong reviews from Performing Songwriter ("..damn cool!") and No Depression ("an unassuming powerhouse") magazines.

Mark spent a good chunk of time touring regionally and recording with former Trouser-mate Luke Sayers. The second release, "Radio Flower", won the 2009 DMA for Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording.

Mark also has been blessed to play guest-accordion spots on stage with Chris Stamey & Peter Holsapple (of the dbs), as well as folk songstress Jen Cass. He also contributed harmony vocals and accordion to Stewart Francke's "Wheel of Life" CD, and accordion on Dave Edwards' (of The Look) "Pickin Singles" EP.

Digging way back, Mark was a member of Blowtop, Detroit Music Awards Nominee for Outstanding Indie Group.

Mark also performs select solo shows of his own original music, with plans for his debut CD release ... soon.

 

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