Born in the Mississippi Delta, Mark learned the true meaning of the Blues down on Parchman Farm Penitentiary. He was taught by David Kimbrough, the son of Jr. Kimbrough, how to play the guitar inside Parchman, and soon after, Mark joined the Parchman Prison Band. After Mark left Parchman, he followed his love for the Blues towards bettering himself. Along the way, he met the Blues legend Big Jack Johnson. He became both a mentor and friend to Mark and even gave Mark the nickname “Muleman”.
The name stuck ever since.
25 years later, Muleman has played a host of festivals all across Mississippi including opening for B.B. King at his annual homecoming festival the last few years B.B. King performed. In 2017, Muleman traveled overseas to Crissier, Switzerland to perform at the Blues Rules Crissier Festival, and Bollenblues4 in the Netherlands as well as Haarlem, Holland.
Muleman has been featured on the online blues show Moonshine and Mojo Hands and the culinary television show, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. He is the youngest white Blues musician to be on a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker located at the front gates of Parchman Farm. In 2016, Muleman’s story was documented by audio recordings into the Library of Congress. Muleman’s songs and aspiring story have touched his fans from all over the world. The combination of Muleman’s distinguished voice and captivating lyricism is a force to be reckoned with.