Music Trails with Mark Lafond

Music Trails with Mark Lafond

This podcast is about independent music artists, their music, stories, lessons learned as well as about the people behind the scenes that make the independent music scene possible.

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Episode 29 Infamous Stringdusters

April 17, 2023

Meet the Grammy- award winning progressive bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters! Two of the founding members Andy Hall, and Chris "Panda" Pandolfi talk about the upcoming release of their 13th album A Tribute to Flatt a…

Episode 28 Jessie Haines Interview

April 10, 2023

Meet the talented, emerging new country cross- over artist Jessie Haines. Jessie shares her unconventional journey from growing up in New Jersey, having the 9-5 job, spouse, and a home in the suburbs to selling everything, t…

Episode 27 John "Papa" Gros Interview

April 3, 2023

New Orleans has its fair share of musical ambassadors; but few are more rooted in the Crescent City than John “Papa” Gros. Born and raised in the city, Papa Gros melds funk, rock, jazz, and blues to deliver a sound that is b…

Episode 26 Raquel Cole Interview

March 27, 2023

On this episode of Music Trails we meet British Columbia native, and current Nashville TN resident Raquel Cole. Raquel shares her journey of growing up in Vernon British Columbia and the origins of her love of music at a ver…

Episode 25 Opal Agafia Interview

March 18, 2023

On this episode of Music Trails we meet the talented singer, song writer, music festival promoter Opal Agafia. Opal’s trail is embedded in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas where she developed a love of music at a young age bu…

Episode 24 Sasha Dubyk Interview

March 10, 2023

On this episode of Music Trails we meet Sasha Dubyk. Sasha shares her journey from growing up in Philadelphia in a music family, learning piano from her pianist and music teacher dad touring and performing internationally wi…

Recent Blog Posts

Damn Tall Buildings Reaches Kickstarter Goal!

Congratulations to our friends Max Capistran, Sasha Dubyk, and Avery Ballotta of Brooklyn, NY based Damn Tall Buildings on the successful completion of their most recent Kickstarter campaign. DTB met their stretch goal of $15,000 which will enable t…