Mark T. Small: American Music Concert and Historical Discussion In-Person
Join us on Thursday, June 15 at 6 pm for a special American Music Concert and Historical Discussion with Mark T. Small.
This "beyond the music" event will contextualize some of your favorite American music hits. Mark will discuss the origin of music and provide 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.
Mark is an extraordinarily 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.
This event is free and open to all, but please register below to reserve your seat!
About Mark T. Small
Mark is an internationally recognized musician and entertainer who has performed in numerous venues throughout the United States and Europe. His fancy fingerpicking and flat-picking 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.
Learn more about Mark on his website: www.marktsmall.com
This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Barrington Public Library.
- Thursday, June 15, 2023
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Salem Family Auditorium