Celebration of Arts
Part of Art Week
We are thrilled to have Mark T. Small back for his American Music Concert during Artweek 2020! Mark is an internationally recognized musician and entertainer who has performed in numerous venues throughout the United States and Europe. His fancy fingerpicking and flatpicking guitar work has generated rave reviews in numerous publications worldwide. His CD was named BEST Acoustic Blues Album in 2014 and his recordings have reached the top 20 on National Music Charts. Mark also won the 2016 Boston Blues Challenge.
Mark is an extraordinary, accomplished guitarist. His concerts include instrumentals and singing and playing music from the early 1800s to the late 1950s. The show includes Mark’s signature, foot stompin’ blues, boogie, early rock and honky-tonk selections. Instrumental selections include: America The Beautiful, Amazing Grace, Autumn Leaves, Maple Leaf Rag, and many other dazzling, fancy guitar arrangements.
Mark establishes a personal connection with his audience by discussing the origin of music and providing the listener with insights into the history of the guitar and other instruments that have become critical to the development of American music. Listen and learn that the oldest guitar was discovered in Egypt and is over 3500 years old; or that Benjamin Franklin was a guitarist. You might even find out what effect the Spanish American War has on American guitar players
or why and how fiddle music impacted the development of guitar music. All of the music is highlighted by Mark’s blazing acoustic guitar work. Hot guitar, smooth vocals, classic American songs: All in a one man show. Info and videos @ www.marktsmall.com.
This event is part of ArtWeek – a unique annual celebration of arts, culture and creativity. Curious people of all ages will get creative at 500+ unique events across the state–and many are FREE! Join us May 1–10. Get the full festival schedule at artweekma.org.
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Fehlow Room, Main Library, 132 South Street
132 South Street, Fehlow Room, Main Library