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Mark “Dee” DesLaurier has had a close connection to guitars most of his life. As a youngster growing up in New York, his adoptive parents encouraged his strong love of American music and he carried it with him as he travelled the world as part of the United States Air Force. While stationed in New Mexico during the 1990's, Mark seized the opportunity to form his first professional band, PHAT KAT, and also played in the edgy, blues-based cover band GOOD GRIEF.
When the Air Force reassigned Mark and his family to Utah in 1998, he immediately joined THE GROOM LAKE PROJECT, quickly building a loyal fan base in the Northern Utah area. After GLP disbanded to pursue other projects, he joined his first country band, CALAMITY JANE, helping them take 1st place in the Country Colgate Challenge.
Even when busy attending classes, serving his country, and being a devoted husband and father, Mark has always carved out time for making music. His passion for rock and blues inspired him to form another band, EASY STREET and, after completing his successful military career, to earn his Bachelor of Music Degree from Utah State University in 2012.
He currently has over 30 guitar students he teaches privately in his home and Layton and Clearfield High Schools (Adult Community Classes). Mark is actively working his acoustic solo gigs and searching for the next music project. The guitar is an instrument he truly loves and is passionate about and continues to learn from every day. BE A BETTER GUITARIST and HUMAN than you were yesterday is his motto.