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The Memphis Acoustic Music Association
The International Guitar Duo
Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb
Saturday, August 23, 2014 8 pm $18
Tickets will go on sale on July 1. Stay tuned for details.
Otherlands Coffee Bar 641 S.Cooper
Memphis TN 901 278-4994
The astounding International Guitar Duo returns to Memphis for their third concert for the Memphis Acoustic Music Association.
New Zealand’s Mark Mazengarb and New Yorker Loren Barrigar first met in 2005 at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch guitar workshop, working with Australian guitar master Tommy Emmanuel. Mark was just completing his degree in classical guitar at the University of North Carolina and Loren was already established in New York, but they instantly recognized the strength they had as a guitar duo. . They attribute Emmanuel, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed as their biggest influences and have performed often with Emmanuel, who says of the duo, “Fresh and exciting… these guys ROCK!”
Their varied repertoire consists of stunning guitar duets as well as songs and ranges from jazz to bluegrass and country, and if you like the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, and Les Paul, you will be in music heaven.
Their first album won the 2011 SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) for Best Album and their latest album, Onward, was released last August.
Thank you, Kathy Story and Bob Neimeyer, for hosting Loren and Mark!