Thursday, July 20, 2023

Legendary Musician Mark LaForme Passes

It is with sadness that we announce the recent passing of legendary local musician Mark LaForme. More details to follow. Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

Mark was a musical force who could handle Rock, Blues, Folk, Country and more. He performed with Stompin' Tom, Ronnie Hawkins and many, many other performers. His storied career also included nationally charting solo singles and co-writing Git Along Little Doggie with Dallas Harms, recorded by Gene Watson.

The following was places on his Facebook page:
I am filled with unbearable sadness  and emptiness  as I inform you of Mark's passing. He loved his fans and was always amazed at how many of you loved him and his music.

A word from Lou, our blogger:

It was always great to see Mark LaForme perform. His talent was evident at every show and he was always very friendly with his fans. My heart goes out to anyone whose life he touched.

Social Media Reaction

Derek Miller

Mark Laforme, I call him The Rattler, is another musical guiding light, he was on the charts in the 1980’s and was Stompin Tom’s musical director. Always so supportive and a pillar to the music community here in Six Nations and New Credit, sad to hear the news he is gone.

Colin Connors

I just heard of his passing. Some amazing memories sharing the stage with this incredible musician and all around great human being. Love and hugs to Jenn and all his family.

The Galley Pump

It is with a heavy heart we see another legend cross over the heavenly gates. 

Mark Laforme made an impact on many people's lives in and out of The Galley Pump. He brought so much spirit and energy to his performances and always drew amazing crowds. 

Our hearts are with Mark's family, we are sorry to hear of your loss and we are here for you when you need us.

Video above courtesy of  Armadillo Killer

Video above courtesy of Mark LaForme

Links: Mark LaFormeMore Mark LaForme Stories, More Hank Williams Covers/StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B Lous

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