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By Andi Bourne

Mr. B Brings Boogie-Woogie to Blackfoot Valley


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Braun invited the audience to come up and gather around him while he played so they could see his hands. While a few brave people from the audience came up during the first half, the room was rearranged for the second half putting all the chairs in a semi-circle behind him while he played.

OVANDO - Mark "Mr. B" Braun gave new meaning to the term tinkling the ivories as he filled the Ovando School gymnasium May 5 with foot-stopping, piano rocking, get-up-and-dance blues and boogie-woogie music.

Sponsored by the Ovando School Cultural Enrichment Committee, Braun spent the day with the students and offered a free concert Thursday evening in Ovando. He also worked with students in Lincoln and Potomac and gave concerts in Lincoln and in Missoula over the weekend.

Braun calls himself an ambassador. He fills this roll not only as an entertaining musician but prefacing every song w...

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