As the 2016/17 “Thursdays at the Rialto” concert series winds down, The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is happy to welcome back Loren and Mark. The international guitar duo will be gracing the stage and filling the Rialto Theatre in Canton with fantastic music the evening of Thursday, April 6 beginning at 7 pm.
Loren and Mark first met in 2005 when they spent a few days working with the great Tommy Emmanuel at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp. Mark was a college kid, just completing his degree in classical guitar at the University of North Carolina; Loren was already a seasoned performer, but it was his first serious look at acoustic guitar. After the workshop, Mark visited Loren and they spent some time picking guitar – and picking each other’s brains.
In 2009 they met again in Nashville at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS) convention, an international gathering of hundreds of guitarists. That set the stage for the 2010 CAAS convention where they were on the schedule of performers. Their music is influenced by Bluegrass, Jazz and Western; their style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed.
Barrigar and Mazengarb have toured extensively in both the USA and in Europe, and their fan base is rapidly expanding. They recorded their first album together the summer of 2011 which won a SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Awards) for Best Album at the Northeast Music Industry Conference, and their second album Onward also won a SAMMY. The title track ‘Onward’ won first place at the International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) for Best Instrumental. Their most recent album One to One was recorded by Randy Kohrs in Nashville in 2015.
Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb continue to wow audiences around the globe with their world-class guitar show.
Loren and Mark share a unique musical chemistry, and are the perfect match in both virtuosity and sensitive musicality. The pair are known for their stunning original instrumentals, electrifying improvisation, beautiful renditions of classic melodies, and superb vocal duets. (To learn more continued information at http://www.lorenandmark.com/info )
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. A processing fee of $2.50 is applied to all orders (cash, credit or check). To purchase, tickets are available at the Rialto Theatre or by calling 570-268-2787 (the BCRAC office) and ask for Rory.
A special thank you to the Rialto Advisory Council, for their hard work and dedication to continue finding and providing quality art programming at the historic Rialto Theatre.
The Rialto Theatre is part of the BCRAC Team of Theaters. Built as the Crawford Theatre in 1912 and renamed the Rialto in the early 1930’s, Canton’s Rialto Theatre underwent a wonderful rebirth in 1994-1995. The BCRAC reopened the Rialto in December of 1994. For more information, visit BCRAC online at www.bcrac.org or www.facebook.com/BCRAC.
About the Bradford County Regional Arts Council: Established in 1976, the BCRAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and supporting a thriving regional arts community by advocating for the Arts, cultivating quality arts programming and preserving Bradford County’s historic theaters as venues for performances, community events and movies. For more information, visit BCRAC online at www.bcrac.org or www.facebook.com/BCRAC.