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Mark Druckmiller

Mark started off on a musical journey by starting to play the organ when he was 5. His mom had a Hammond M-100, his paternal grandmother had a Hammond M3, his maternal grandfather had a Hammond B-3, his uncle had a Hammond L-100, and his aunt had a Hammond Chord organ. He got to play most of them whenever family get-togethers happened at any relatives' homes.

Supposedly, Mark had a few cousins that actually worked at the Hammond Organ company long ago during the early 20th century as well (according to an aunt). In high school, he won several awards in band (clarinet and tuba), learned to play the electric bass guitar, and played in his brother's rock band.

In the early 1980's, Mark played the organ at the weddings for relatives and friends.

In the late 1980's Mark started using more synthesizers and in 1994, started Mark's Custom Music after attending a local wedding in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he and his lovely wife, Jeanenne, were living at the time.

Mark expanded his services to cover receptions as well, mostly playing background or "dinner music" for more formal receptions, mostly in competition with local harpists and string quartets, that kind of thing.

The "custom music" part of the business is that Mark, using synthesizers and recording equipment, could perform most at most weddings sounding like almost anything the bride and groom wanted, including standard church organ, full orchestra, or in the case of one wedding, a brass band.

In 2009, Mark resumed his musical adventures by joining Paragon, an Adrian, Michigan-based classic rock band, and in 2012, joined his brother-in-law's classic rock and originals band, Mercury7. Mark plays synths and keytars in both bands and has been doing local touring to promote Mercury7's album, "The Time Is Now", featured on SiriusXM and on The Mitch Albom radio show in Detroit. Paragon is the featured band for the southern Michigan contests for the national country music competition, CountryShowdown.com.

In 2015, Mark has re-opened his solo music business for events, parties, and receptions, and still continues to perform with Paragon, Mercury7, the new blues/southern rock band, "3614", and The Jim Dandy Band.

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