Mark & Greta in Concert in Berkeley, California!

Mark Hanson & Greta Pedersen bring their luscious tones to TIMBRE, FOLK & BAROQUE in Berkeley, Calif., on Feb. 3, at 7:00 p.m. High-spirited and fun music of guitars, ukes and vocals from a Grammy winner and a National Artist of the Year!

NAMM Trade Show Anaheim, January 2019

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We made our annual January trek to Anaheim, Calif., for the music merchants’ trade show. Here are some photos: Holding some of my books in the Hal Leonard booth: In the Collings Guitars booth with (L-R) Peghead Nation’s Teja Gerken, Portland fingerstyle virtuoso Eric Skye, L.A. session guitar ace Mark Goldenberg (Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, etc.). Greta at Laguna Beach during the Upper Midwest Arctic Vortex.

Mark Teaches & Performs in Santa Barbara in August!

This summer Mark performs and teaches in Santa Barbara at the second annual Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration ( The event occurs August 25-27, 2017. 2016’s luthier showcase was great fun, full of beautiful instrument displays, workshops, and hotshot concerts. Mark concertizes on Saturday night with Peghead Nation’s Teja Gerken and Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Doug Young. Mark’s “Travis Picking from the Ground Up” workshop takes place Sunday at 1:15 p.m. Info & Tickets. Other concerts during the weekend include hotshots Michael Chapdelaine, Richard Smith, Kinloch Nelson, Tony McManus, Sean McGowan, and Tim Sparks. Also, this year Tommy Emmanuel gives a benefit concert on 7-22-2017. For […]