Drive South is an acoustic trio, made up of Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and Acoustic Bass. Performing eclectic folk and slices of Americana music fused from folk, country, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. These honestly sung songs from the heart, result in real music for people to enjoy.
Mark Juenemann, Mark Hedenstrom and Mark Anderson have been actively involved in the music scene for more than 20 years. With backgrounds rooted in stage, song writing and recording, they look to paint a picture of real people striving for depth, beauty and emotion, creating a tone of genuine heartache and joy that bring about meaning in life.
Mark Hedenstrom has always ordered a side of music to go with his busy life, making it whenever he can. With roots in acoustic guitars, he has at times dabbled in country, pounded out rock and gathered friends at the bonfire. Always enjoying the songs that bring us together or the songs with a smile, the songs of our true selves can be the most revealing.
Along with playing bass, Mark Juenemann works steadily in the music business, juggling time between engineering at various recording studios to running live sound at numerous festivals around the state. Drive South gives Mark the opportunity to revisit all the singer/songwriters that have let him experience, through song, stories of road weary troubadours and their toils and strife.
Mark has been in some bands such as Mountain Rag, Grassfire, Men in Sweaters, and The Prairie Boys. He has also been a member of the UW-Eau Claire Symphony and Chamber Orchestras and the 3M Orchestra. He has performed regularly at church services, weddings, funerals, birthdays, barn dances, wine tastings, and for family and friends. He is eager to present a new take on some old favorites. And meet some new friends along the way. The musical journey continues, and Drive South will take him to places not yet discovered.
Drive South invites you to come sit a spell and hear narrative songs and ballads, spinning tales with wit and charm.