Mark Hanson Biography
Fingerstyle guitarist Mark Hanson has authored nearly 30
books and videos on acoustic guitar, many published by his company,
Accent On Music. He regularly presents concerts and master
classes, including the annual Accent On Music Guitar Seminar in
Portland, Oregon. Mark has shared the stage with such luminaries
as John Renbourn, Laurence Juber, Alex de Grassi, Pat Kirtley and
the late Jerry Garcia. Mark's most recent recording is called
"Power of Two", an instrumental duet album with guitar
master Doug Smith. It is on the Solid Air label, and is available
on his site Accent On Music.
Mark's music is heard regularly on syndicated radio and television programs, including Martha Stewart Living. He regularly performs live on National Public Radio's West Coast Live program. In the late 1980's, Mark was an editor and columnist at Frets Magazine, interviewing guitarists such as James Taylor, David Crosby and Leo Kottke. Mark's writings and music appear regularly in such magazines as Acoustic Guitar and Fingerstyle Guitar.
Mark Hanson and his wife Greta Pedersen founded Accent On Music
in 1985 to produce high-quality educational books, CDs and videos
for guitarists. Included in its catalog are an in-depth teaching
book on Paul Simon's guitar style, two book/CD publications on the
music of fingerstyle virtuoso Leo Kottke, and the best-selling Complete
Book of Alternate Tunings. Other topics include Mark Hanson's
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Flute and Guitar, plus
accompaniment and solo "Travis" picking books, slide guitar,
12-string guitar and a variety of Christmas titles.
Mark Hanson won a Grammy Award in February, 2005 for his
contributions to the Henry Mancini: Pink Guitar
recording. He is one of the top educators in fingerstyle guitar
today. His most recent book titled Hymns and Spirituals
for Fingerstyle Guitar, was published in December 2005. Four
of Mark's titles have been named to the Top 100 acoustic music publications
by Acoustic Guitar magazine.
Mark played at the Coffee Gallery Backstage on January 16, 2010. Click here to see video.
Several of the songs
on this CD
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