Mark Hanson in Concert: Live Studio Audience
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About the Event
We've all been missing live music, haven't we? Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council is providing a live music performance opportunity: Join the live studio audience for the filming of Grammy Award-winning fingerstyle guitarist Mark Hanson, who is a marquee act for our Wilsonville VIRTUAL Summer Performance Series (five performances in all -- spanning difference performance disciplines and music genres -- that will roll out via Friday Night Premieres throughout August, all the way to September 3). A limited number of tickets are available for this live performance at Meridian United Church of Christ (6750 SW Boeckman Rd., Wilsonville, OR 97070) on Friday, July 16, at 4pm. We hope you can join us! Tickets are set at a suggested $10 donation (sliding scale is offered, and no one will be turned away).
West Linn (OR) fingerstyle guitarist Mark Hanson won a Grammy in 2005 for his contributions to the Henry Mancini - Pink Guitar album. An engaging performer, he has concertized around the world and shared the stage with many guitar greats, including Jerry Garcia and Tommy Emmanuel. Mark played for the President Obama in San Francisco in 2009.
Mark has the rare ability to coax a piano-like richness out of an acoustic guitar — whether it be through a heartfelt ballad, a fingerstyle barnburner or a blues slide tune on a resonator guitar. Hs solo composition “Sweet Rotunda” played for years on NPR and several syndicated programs, including Martha Stewart Living. His “Drake's Passage” played on American Idol! YouTube favorites of Mark’s include his haunting rendition of “Water Is Wide” and the walking-bass “In the Mood”.
As an author, Mark has written over two dozen titles on playing guitar, including the best-selling Art of Contemporary Travis Picking. His Art of Solo Fingerpicking book/recording was including in the book 50 Greatest Guitar Books. He frequently performs with his wife, award-winning vocalist Greta Pedersen. Mark's website is MarkHansonGuitar.com.
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