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Guitarists MARK MAZENGARB and LOREN BARRIGAR

Mark Mazengarb – is a professional musician and guitarist currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. He is an experienced performer in a wide variety of genres including Classical, Jazz, Celtic, Popular, Rock, Ragtime, Bluegrass, Gypsy, Country, Blues and Folk. At the Auckland Folk Festival in 2008, he was the recipient of the Frank-Winter memorial Award, given to aspiring young musicians with clear musical goals. This award enabled him to travel to Nashville to attend and perform at the Chet Atkins Convention, along with several other workshops and festivals. Currently Mark has a busy performing schedule around the Auckland area where he plays in several bands and also as a soloist. His latest project has been the completion of his debut album: Acoustic Affair.
www.markmazengarb.com

Loren Barrigar – exceptionally clean technique, reminiscent of the late Chet Atkins, is complemented by sensitive timing and fluid phrasing. On stage, he has a relaxed but energetic presence while moving easily among rock songs, old-time standards and original tunes. At six years old, Barrigar played the Chet Atkins hit, “Yakety Axe” in front of thousands of country fans at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the youngest guitarist to appear on that famous stage. In more recent years, he has performed with some of the best acoustic guitar players including Stephen Bennett, Richard Smith, John Knowles, Muriel Anderson and Loren’s friend and mentor Tommy Emmanuel the Australian guitar sensation. Barrigar’s CD “Dance With Me” won a SAMMY Award in 2009 for best Country CD, and his recent release “Chillaxin” features original songs of his own, Auburn songwriter Austin Gravelding, and Dusty Pas’cal. As one of the founders of the Syracuse-based Guitar League, Loren has been instrumental in bringing the joy of guitar playing to hundreds of amateur musicians. www.myspace.com/thebarrigarbrothers

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Posted: Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 @ 3:08 pm by Curt
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