Mark Poe has been very active in the music industry, since his early teens. At age 5, he asked his dad to teach him guitar so he could join the family in playing on the Saturday night gatherings at someone's house. At age 12 Mark was asked to become a member of The Gospel Travelers as mandolin player and through the years, he’s worked with many recognizable artists, in the business. Mark has performed as a regular member of Dave Evans and Riverbend, Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, founding member of Drive Tyme which was voted the 1993 FANS CHOICE at the SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards in Nashville, TN. Mark has also had the opportunity to fill-in with many bands such as Dr. Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mt. Boys and Mac Wiseman's Country Boys, for the High Lonesome Bluegrass documentary video taping at Bean Blossom, IN in 1989.
Mark's interest in the music business has resulted in becoming a disc jockey and concert promoter. He has wanted to have a live performance radio show since becoming a disc jockey at WECI 91.5 fm Richmond. Mark has performed in 42 states and has toured overseas, in Japan.
In his off time, he likes to keep up on college basketball and is a huge fan of the Kentucky Wildcats. Mark also teaches music at Templeton's Music Center & Recording Studio in Richmond, Indiana and does session work for various genres of music.
Over the past several years, Mark has also become a highly sought after MC, due to the excellent MC work he has demonstrated on the main stage at the annual SPBGMA awards show, in Nashville, TN. Mark’s appreciation for the classic sounds of country and bluegrass also make him a perfect candidate for the Bluegrass Buckaroos’.