Dream Guitars presents Loren and Mark Nov. 9

Press release:

Concert Announcement

Guitarists Loren and Mark Live in Concert
When: Monday, November 9, 7 PM, Pre-Show Pot Luck @ 6 pm
What: Guitar Duo Loren and Mark take the stage. They are awe inspiring!” – Paul Heumiller
Where: Dream Guitars 59 Azalea Dr, Weaverville, NC 28787
Tickets: $20, Reservation required. Call Dream Guitars for tickets: 828 658-9795

About Loren and Mark:

“The last time these gents played for us it was perhaps the most exciting show we ever hosted. Everyone was floored and folks are still talking about it. Simply one of the most amazing guitar duos you’ll ever see. It’s easy to see why Tommy Emmanuel has them tour with him and why they headline big shows like the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society, C.A.A.S. They are awe inspiring!” – Paul Heumiller

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb, both virtuoso players in their own right, ran into each other several times over the years, first meeting in 2005 at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp when working with Tommy Emmanuel. Loren was a seasoned player making his first deep foray into the world of acoustic guitars, while Mark was in the process of finishing his degree in classical guitar at the University of North Carolina. They met again in 2009 at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS) convention in Nashville, Tenn., and then they were late additions to the CAAS 2010 Saturday night finale performance lineup based on what the gathering of international guitarists had heard from them during the week. You can see part of that performance here.

Together, Loren and Mark run the gamut of acoustic guitar performances of both original and arranged music. With a background of bluegrass, jazz and Western styles, their thumb-picking technique harkens back to guitar greats such as Atkins, Merle Travis and Jerry Reed. When performing original compositions, Loren brings amazing vocals along with Mark’s stunning harmonies. .

They have already recorded two albums together – the first of which won the 2011 SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Awards) Best Album at the Northeast Music Industry Conference – and have been touring as a duo since 2011. For more on Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb, visit their website: www.lorenandmark.com
Reservations required for all events, please call Dream Guitars at (828) 658-9795.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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