Acoustic Guitar Summit Holiday Concert in Lake Oswego

Acoustic Guitar Summit returns to the Lake Theater Monday Night Music Series in Lake Oswego, Oregon, for their annual holiday concert on December 11. This is a fantastic, but small venue. Seating is limited to 100. Food and beverage are available. Tickets.

Mark & Greta Perform in Silverton, Oregon

Free Concert at the Silver Falls Library! Mark and Greta bring their fun show of guitars, ukes, percussion and vocals to the historic town of Silverton, just a short drive south of Portland. Come see us! Thursday, October 26, 7:00-8:00 PM 410 S. Water St. Silverton, Oregon 503-873-7633 Cost: Free

Mark & Greta Concertize in Canby, Oregon

Mark & Greta Concertize in Canby, Oregon Mark and Greta bring their lively and fun guitars/uke/vocals show to the Canby Public Library a few miles south of Portland. Free to the public. Info: (503) 266-3394.

Mark at Luthier Events in 2017

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I’ve had fun attending and performing at several Luthier events this summer. I was the steel-string demonstrator at the GAL (Guild of American Luthiers) convention in Tacoma in July; and a performer, teacher and demonstrator at August’s SBAIC.com in Santa Barbara. At GAL I performed 40 seconds of my arrangement of “Water Is Wide” 33 times in a row – on 33 different guitars! The luthiers wanted to compare apples to apples, hearing the same player play the same piece on all the guitars. Next time maybe I’ll play O.C. Smith’s “Little Green Apples”… In Santa Barbara I had a […]

Acoustic Guitar Summit at Lake Theater in Lake Oswego

Acoustic Guitar Summit returns to the Lake Theater Monday Night Music Series in Lake Oswego, Oregon, on June 12. This is a fantastic, but small venue. Seating is limited to 100. Food and beverage are available. Tickets.

Mark Teaches Two Workshops at Gryphon in Palo Alto

WORKSHOP #1 (To register, call Gryphon at 650-493-2131) 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Introduction to Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar! Gryphon’s old friend Mark Hanson – longtime Gryphon instructor, Grammy winner, Frets editor, and author of “Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar” – will introduce you to the beautiful world of Hawaiian slack key guitar. The essence of slack key is fingerpicking in alternate tunings. In this workshop Mark will concentrate on two tunings: “Taro Patch” (Open-G) and “C-Wahine” (C G D G B E, low to high). You’ll learn the necessary fingerpicking patterns (alternating bass), the common chord shapes, parallel-sixth […]