Grammy Award winning guitarist Mark Hanson released his second solo CD to critical acclaim. The recording includes 14 tunes: 12 solo fingerstyle tunes, and two "produced" tunes with additional guitars, drums, and Hammond B-3 organ.
Jazz drummer Carlton Jackson, and keyboardist George Mitchell, a longtime member of Diana Ross’ band, join Mark for the hip band version of his tune "The Wad.”
Haunting solo versions of "Water Is Wide", "Foggy Dew", and his stunning rendition of the Ray Charles hit "You Don’t Know Me" grace the album.
Also included for the first time on a listening CD are new and enhanced arrangements of Mark’s hits "Key to the Kingdom", "Mt. Tabor Breeze", and "Taylor’s Ferry;” his 6-minute-long tour-de-force "Unicycle", the jaunty "Beeline", and the beautiful ballad "Postscript".
Individual scores for selected tracks on the CD are also available. These are written in standard notation and tablature. To see a list of these scores, please go to http://www.accentonmusic.com/notation.asp
Mark’s music is heard regularly on syndicated radio and television, including Martha Stewart Living. He regularly performs live on National Public Radio’s West Coast Live program. In the late ‘80s, 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 has shared the stage with such luminaries as John Renbourn, Laurence Juber, Alex de Grassi, Pat Kirtley, and the late Jerry Garcia.
Mark and his wife Greta Pedersen founded Accent On Music, LLC 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 & Guitar, plus accompaniment and solo “Travis” picking books, slide guitar, 12-string guitar, and a variety of Christmas titles. They regularly presents concerts and master classes, including the annual Accent On Music Guitar Seminar in Portland, Oregon.