Independent Music Booking

Bear Mark Productions is a boutique music booking agency formed by Mark Lavengood. As an artist and agent, he has worked throughout the world focusing on North American and European markets for the last decade. We are the biggest fans of the artists that we represent. We believe in the integrity and musicality of their careers.

Johnny Irion

Sleep Ain't Nothin But Death's Brother (Live in CA)
From The self titled U.S. Elevator Album

More about Johnny Irion


  • [Johnny Irion] looks back even more evocatively, and boisterously, with songs that feel as lovingly hand-crafted as the jeans on the back of After the Gold Rush.
    Rolling Stone
  • With an irresistible and exhilarating approach that melds Afro-beat zest with world music wizardry, Grand Rapids' Afro Zuma has become one of the region's most entertaining and beloved bands, an ensemble that always delivers a delicious smorgasbord of sounds and rhythms.
  • I know that the future of music is in good hands with people like Seth [Bernard] around to be its caretaker. More importantly, I know the future of our world is in good hands.
    Folk Legend
  • This music [Seth Bernard] not only swings, rocks, and grooves--it matters. It's the voice of a real community, with a sound and a message the world needs to hear.
    Author, environmentalist, journalist
  • On “We’ve Come Along,” Mark [Lavengood] shows his diversity as a musician and a dobro player. This record has it all. Bluegrass, jams, solo slide performances and more! It’s band-centric but the standout slide playing and singing make this a must listen!
    Infamous Stringdusters
  • Mark Lavengood embodies the enthusiasm needed to take music and listener to new places
    Greensky Bluegrass