Mark Hanson and the Acoustic Guitar Summit perform at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield, Wash., December 2. Tickets: 1-360-887-7260.
Mark and Greta bring their sparkling vocals and ferocious and sensitive guitar playing to this cosy, warm venue in Berkeley. Opening is blues fingerpicker Pete Madsen.
Fun times with Mark’s blazing fingerpicking, Greta’s torchy vocals and GREAT sound in a magnificent gallery of stunning photography by Nick Carulli.
Acoustic Guitar Summit rips it up at Walters Cultural Art Center in Hilldboro, Ore. POSTPONED INDEFINITELY DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION.
AGS presents their 24th annual holiday concert!
Mark & Greta in concert in Los Altos, California, with fingerstyle guitarists Teja Gerken and Doug Young.
Several people have asked recently how I mute the bass strings without the aid of a thumbpick, as heard in my tune “Easy Virtue,” which we published recently in the 30th Anniversary Edition of Art of Solo Fingerpicking. Video. I learned this approach from the late, great John Renbourn, who picked with skin and nails (glued on ping-pong balls, actually!) – no picks. Above is a bird’s-eye-view photo of my right hand for the section of the tune that mutes the bass strings. From my normal “classical” picking-hand position (high wrist; palm parallel to the top; nothing resting on the […]
Mark was busy in 2018: Two 30th Anniversary Editions and a new Repertoire book! Relaxing Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar includes 15 new Hanson solo guitar arrangements of well-known tunes, from a spectacular new version of the classic “Sleepwalk” to Ed Sheeran’s recent “Photograph” and “Hallelujah” from Leonard Cohen. Notation/TAB/Online Audio. Lower-Intermediate to advanced. More info. The Art of Solo Fingerpicking 30th Anniversary Edition includes 20 new/updated pages and four cool new tunes, including Mark’s “Cast Away” and “Easy Virtue.” Notation/TAB/Online Audio. More info. The Art of Contemporary Travis Picking is the perennial best seller, having trained scores of thousands of […]
AGS Holiday Show at the Lake Theater Cafe in Lake Oswego, Ore.
AGS holiday show at Lake Theater Cafe, Lake Oswego, Ore.