Calico Moon Takes Family Hiatus

Image635103425784283733It was a chance encounter at a Del McCoury concert in Asheville, North Carolina that first brought Mark and Aimee Bumgarner (a.k.a. CALICO MOON) together.

The connection was instantaneous, and, in the midst of the budding romance that followed, an unexpected musical union was formed.

CALICO MOON came to international attention in 2011 with the release of their debut album “When Love Comes Around”.

The album was literally an “in house project” having been recorded in the living room of their mountain home. It was a totally independent project with no label, no promotional team, and no publicist. But what started with only one email that included a simple introduction and an mp3 sampler, the album, from out of nowhere, cracked the national RMR (Roots Music Report) Roots Country Top 50 Albums chart in December of 2011 debuting at #40. It was a validating testament to the quality of this project from virtual unknowns on the national and international stage.

Now the couple announce that Aimee will be taking a break from performing, at least for the foreseeable future, since the recent birth of their third child.

As a farewell offering, Radio Stations and Disc Jockey’s have been provided with a download of Calico Moon’s rendition of  The Dillard’s Classic, “There Is A Time”, a track from what will someday be the follow up to their debut album.

With only a few tracks already completed, they have decided to put the project on hold until after things have settled down a bit with the new arrival. In the meantime, Mark will continue his work performing and recording as a solo artist, while Aimee keeps the home fires burning.

Mark and Aimee want to thank all who support independent artists and especially those who have given CALICO MOON the chance to be heard.

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