Scene and Heard

Artists fuse dark poetry, music

Mark Malefyt performs at the Brewstation on Saturday, Jan. 8. RON HARTMAN/CHRONICLE PHOTO

COTTAGE GROVE – Life experiences. Mark Malefyt has enjoyed – and endured – his fair share of them. As a singer-songwriter, he loves being able to share many of those stories and the songs they inspired. 

“I was playing a pub in a little village in Ireland and there was a family there and they even knew a lot of the cover songs I was playing,” Malefyt recalled. “I went to take a break and the father asked if he . . .