Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb to perform in Manlius Aug. 5

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb will perform at Manlius' Concerts in the Park Series Aug. 5.

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb will perform at Manlius' Concerts in the Park Series Aug. 5. Submitted photo

— The Manlius United Methodist Church is once again bringing Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb to the summer Concerts in the Park series. They will be performing at the Manlius Village Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Barrigar and Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their live performances feature not only their spectacular technical grasp of the guitar, but also their outstanding musicality and ability to be spontaneously creative. The interaction between the two musicians is as much a feature of their shows as is the world-class guitar playing that they both display.

Their varied repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar duets as well as songs, giving them a wide appeal. Their music is influenced by bluegrass, jazz and western; their style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, and their songs feature Barrigar’s superb vocals and some beautiful harmonies from Mazengarb.

Barrigar and Mazengarb have toured extensively in the USA, and their fan base is rapidly expanding. They recorded their first album together the summer of 2011 which won a SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) for Best Album at the Northeast Music Industry Conference, and their most recent album, “Onward” was released in August 2012. The concert is sponsored by the Manlius United Methodist Church. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy and evening of wonderful music. Hot dogs and drinks will be served. Find Manlius UMC on Facebook.

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