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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Mark Kroos: Master of the Twin-Necked Guitar


Mark Kroos can play “Dueling Banjos”—all by his lonesome.

Kroos unleashes his virtuoso guitar style at 2pm on Saturday, September 22, at the Cope Gillette Theatre, 2730 Colby Avenue in Everett. Kroos’s appearance is sponsored by Everett Public Library. There is no charge to attend.

Kroos plays two guitar necks at the same time, striking and fretting simultaneously on each neck. Originally from Lansing, and now residing in Okemos, MI, he is one of the only people in the world capable of this virtuoso performance style, characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, and his incredible tapping technique. Live performances burst with energy and magnetism not typical of solo guitar music. Drawing influence from folk, Celtic, indie, and even punk rock artists as well as great guitarists such as Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel and Leo Kottke, Mark Kroos has developed his own unique playing style.

In July of 2011 Mark competed in Guitar Player's International Guitar Superstar Competition in Nashville for host Larry Carlton and renowned judges Muriel Anderson, Reeves Gabrels and Carl Verheyen. He took first place out of five invited competitors and thousands of others who had submitted online.

For more information, please call 425-257-7640.

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