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Award-winning guitarists to play Saturday at MAC
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The world-class guitar playing of Loren Barrigar, left, and Mark Mazengarb will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Monroe Arts Center. For information, contact the Monroe Arts Center at 608-325-5700 or online at www.monroeartscenter.com. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - Although hailing from opposite ends of the world, guitar masters Loren Barrigar from Nashville, Tennessee, and Mark Mazengarb from New Zealand, share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians, according to a Monroe Arts Center news release. Their diverse repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar instrumentals as well as vocal duets can be experienced at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Monroe Arts Center's Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall, 1315 11th St. Influenced by Americana, jazz, country western, and classical music, Barrigar and Mazengarb's unique style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis and Chet Atkins, and their songs feature Barrigar's vocals with harmonies from Mazengarb.