Thursday, 14 May 2015

Mark Johnson & Emory Lester European Tour 2015 Media Release

Thanks to Paolo Dettwiler of SwissGrass Productions for this information!

Mark Johnson & Emory Lester to embark on their first European tour

Wasn’t it about time for these masters of acoustic music to present their music to a European audience! We are only a few days away from the start of their first European tour which will take them to four countries and seven concerts in ten days.
MARK JOHNSON is an American Master of the 5-string banjo. He has revolutionized the art of playing clawhammer style banjo and advanced the five-string banjo well into uncharted territory by incorporating complex, rhythmic runs and beautiful melodies into his original banjo compositions and variations on traditional music. He calls his banjo style "Clawgrass" and his style will shatter and expand any preconceived notions the listener has ever had about clawhammer banjo playing. Mark has performed and recorded with many bluegrass and acoustic luminaries and is a gifted teacher and songwriter as well. In 2012 he received the most prestigious award in the world of banjo: the Steve Martin Award for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music.
EMORY LESTER is an American Master of the acoustic mandolin and a multi-instrumentalist.His mandolin style has caught the attention of many other mandolin masters and he has performed and recorded with some of today’s hottest acts. He is also a gifted teacher and songwriter. The power of his playing is unmatched, and his sound is infectious.
Together, these two music masters, performing as a duet, deliver a powerful performance that will excite audiences, touch every listener, and create a memorable experience
leaving audiences asking for more and more.
Mark Johnson & Emory Lester can be seen and heard at the following European venues:
22 May 2015, Zweidlen, Switzerland - Folk Club Rocking Chair
23 May 2015, Willisau, Switzerland - 16. Spring Bluegrass Festival (including workshops)
25 May 2015, Zuidlaren, The Netherlands - 33rd Big Bear Festival
26 May 2015, Prague, Czech Republic - Pyramida Hotel
29 May 2015, Sarzana, Italy - 18th Acoustic Guitar Meeting
30 May 2015, Zürich, Switzerland - private event
31 May 2015, Liestal, Switzerland - Masters of Acoustic Music

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