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The International Guitar Duo

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb

Saturday, August 23, 2014      8 pm        $18

Otherlands Coffee Bar   641 S. Cooper 

Memphis TN         901 278-4994

Tickets will go on sale on August 1 at Otherlands, The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and online here
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!   

Most of you know Laurie Snyder from our concerts over the past 17 years and will want to know of the passing of her husband Charlie on Wednesday, July 23.  A funeral mass will be held  at 11:00 Saturday morning at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception preceded by  a visitation at 10:00 A.M.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Laurie and their son Will.