International guitar duo Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb will hit the stage in Oswego Saturday, August 11 at 8 p.m. at Hall-Newman at 36 New Street.
The duo has just returned from their appearance as headline guests at the Annual Chet Atkins Convention in Nashville, and have been touring extensively throughout the USA as well as a spring 2012 tour of France and Germany.
Their style of guitar playing is largely built upon thumb-picking techniques pioneered by Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, and their music is influenced by bluegrass, jazz and country.
Local guitar maker and singer/songwriter Mark Wahl, Denise Knight, and Joanne Sherwood will be opening the show.
Jo Ann Sherwood, music director at the Hall-Newman, said, “This is going to be a fantastic show. These guys had a great reception last year and we are expecting another packed house this time round.”
Barrigar said, “We had a great time at Hall-Newman last year and are excited that we can fit in a return visit this summer.”