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Mark Kroos

Mark KroosMark Kroos plays 2 guitar necks at the same time. Originally from Lansing, MI but currently based in Charlotte, NC he is one of the only people in the world touring his trade. His primarily instrumental style is characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, incredible tapping technique, and is as entertaining to watch as it is to listen to. Live performances burst with energy and magnetism not typical of solo guitar music. Drawing influence from folk, Celtic, indie, and even punk rock artists as well as great guitarists such as Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel and Leo Kottke, Mark Kroos has developed his own edge to the acoustic guitar.


In July of 2011 Mark competed in Guitar Player Magazine's International Guitar Superstar Competition in Nashville for host Larry Carlton and renowned judges Muriel Anderson, Reeves Gabrels and Carl Verheyen, taking 1st place out of 5 invited competitors and thousands of others who had submitted online.

 

website: markkroos.com

 

 

Forest Bailey

Forest BaileyAt age 12, Forest Bailey discovered the world of music. Through his parents sharing their love of classic rock, he became enamored with the guitar. Although he spent much of his first decade with the electric guitar, his attention turned towards the acoustic after hearing Jon Gomm's "Passionflower" on Youtube. This led him to create his own instrumental music and to follow his passion for sincere expression while exploring the limitless world of music. His unique style involves using one steel string acoustic guitar to create melody, harmony and percussion on the body all at once.

 

Now a performing solo artist, Forest plays mostly in the greater Sacramento area, continuing to spread the joy and inspiration of music. In addition to performing, he also teaches upwards of 20 private students a month at One Eleven Music Instruction in Roseville.

 

Facebook: Forest Bailey

 

 

 

Kathy Barwick

Kathy BarwickKathy Barwick has been a performing and recording artist in the bluegrass, traditional Irish and folk music fields for 40 years. She has also taught private and group lessons on guitar, banjo, dobro, and acoustic bass, and is a sought-after music camp instructor. Kathy was a regular columnist for Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, making her an indemand instructor. Music camp credits include two stints at Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, the California Bluegrass Association’s and the American River Acoustic Music camps on both dobro and guitar, the California Coast Music Camp, and many others. Kathy’s unique approach to crosspicking was featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine in January 2012.

 

Kathy’s approach to teaching focuses on providing students with the tools to learn melodies by ear, create their own arrangements, and, ultimately, improvise. Kathy’s ability to break down both technique and theory in the service of playing traditional music has resulted in many “aha” moments for her students.

 

Website: kathybarwick.net

 

 

 

Gary Bowman

Gary BowmanGary is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, based in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. He is a prolific songwriter, releasing CDs of original songs in each of the past 9 years (Gary’s newest project, ‘Song of the Plants’ is scheduled for release in April). From fairs and festivals to coffeehouses and ice cream shops; from trains and steamboats to campgrounds and concert halls, Gary finds great joy in sharing magical, musical moments with friends and neighbors!


In addition to his efforts on behalf of the ARD String Fling Acoustic Guitar Festival, Gary is a member of the Twin Cities Church Celebration Arts Team (bass, mandolin and banjo), and a fixture at the annual High Mountain Hay Fever Festival in Westcliffe, CO.

 

Websites: garybowmansongs.com  | songoftheanimals.com

 

 

 

Eric Enberg

Eric EnbergEric brings many years of experience as a guitar instructor, and more recently, as a ukulele instructor to his students at the Strum Shop. He has formerly taught for the Music Box of Lodi along with other music stores in Sacramento. He has been involved with music instruction to adults through the Elk Grove Community Parks and Recreation program, the Creative Connections Arts Academy in the Twin Rivers School District, and Sierra College Community Education. Composing original guitar compositions is one of Eric’s interests. He earned a Bachelor of Arts at CSUS. He holds a multiple subjects teaching credential with the State of California.


He retired from public school teaching in 2012.

 

 

 

Hannah Jane Kile

Gary BowmanHannah Jane Kile is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, & composer who often draws comparisons to her heroes, Bonnie Raitt,  Norah Jones, & Sara Bareilles.  She has performed at countless venues throughout California including Strawberry Music Festival & California Worldfest. Hannah is a favorite opener among national acts some of which include Grammy winning Patty Griffin,  Ingrid Michelson, & blues legend Carolyn Wonderland.

 

Hannah is currently working on two new self composed albums both to be released this Summer 2018.

 

 

 

Bill Raney

Gary BowmanBilly has taught guitar and performed with bands now for the past 30 years and has shared album credits, and the stage, with many world renowned artists.


Born in Ukiah, California, and raised in Folsom, Billy grew up surrounded by music. With this upbringing, it didn’t take long for Billy to develop his own love for music and specifically a drive to master the guitar. He set out to learn as much as he could by playing guitar with others by forming bands. He would often go to the local blues jam and sit in and learn from playing in front of an audience. Inspired to learn more Billy set out to study many genres, including Country, Blues, Rock, Metal, and Classical.

 

Billy has also pursued advanced studies in music theory and varied ensembles, as well as studies in classical guitar under nationally-acclaimed artists. Billy is also committed to teaching, and devotes his talents to instructing students of all ages while also authoring creative, new guitar instruction materials.

 

Currently playing guitar with The Prairie City Band, and The Frank Hannon Band, performing both locally and nationally. In addition, performs solo classical guitar at weddings and other private gatherings.

 

websites: billyraney.com | facebook

 

 

 

Daniel Roest

Gary BowmanDaniel Roest is a veteran performer, teacher and presenter in Folsom. He has played guitar since age six and majored in guitar in college, completing three degrees. As a presenter, Daniel has had "up close" time with dozens of the world’s best guitarists and learned from them all. A teacher since age seventeen, Daniel brings a lifetime of experience to every teaching opportunity. He has taught publicly at every level from K-12 through university level. His concerts are called "fun and entertaining," (Portland Classic Guitar Concert Series) and moving - "listening to him, we get the feeling that we are with one of the great players of the guitar." (Tiempo Latino).

 

website:  www.danielguitar.com

 

 

 

Kevin Paddock

Gary BowmanFrom the yet-to-be released (and unverified) 500-page autobiography: "Born in the back of a ragged, rain-worn gypsy wagon to Romany minstrels, Kevin grew up surrounded by the sounds of many cultures that echoed across the landscape like a rolling thunder in rhythm with the heartbeats of humankind from Europe to Asia to Russia to the continents of the Western hemisphere. That diversity was embedded in his very soul, and, then, as the sound of the "new music" starting wafting in from across the sea, he promptly forgot everything his heritage had taught him..."

 

Does a short bio have to be true? This one is so much more interesting than anything from my real past.

 

 

 

John Massey

Preston Marx

John has been a guitarist for most of his life, and a guitar teacher since 1963.  As a finger-style guitarist John Massey has developed a unique and pleasing style all his own.  In his earlier years, John was a pianist and has used that experience to create solo guitar music that simultaneously blends melody, chord, bass and rhythm --- the full package.  His current repertoire consists of a wide range of music from Stephen Foster, Tin Pan Alley, the Big Band Era, to Doo-Wop with a wide assortment of folk selections thrown in.


John performs as an accompanist, in small ensembles, and as a soloist.  Most recently, he has been accompanying renowned fiddler David Rainwater.  He has also been performing with the Raspberry Jam Band at the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, the Jazz Jubilee in Sacramento, and the West Coast Ragtime Festival.  He has more than a decade of experience teaching at music camps.

 

 

 

Mariann Smith

Marianne SmithMariann Rose Smith has been playing music and performing ever since she can remember.   She grew up in a household where playing music was just part of the family routine. During those early years, she trained with a classical piano instructor, sang in her school choirs, self-taught herself how to play guitar, and began songwriting on her own. 


Songwriting became a passion that has led her in many musical directions.  She has performed, recorded, and produced albums for her own music, and other local artists, as well.   She has also taken songwriting workshops and classes, and has worked with other songwriters to create and finish their own musical projects.  


After raising four children, she went back to school to receive associate degrees in music, liberal arts, and humanities.  She has been teaching music ever since, and for over 15 years, she has taught voice, piano, ukelele and guitar, specializing in improvisation, theory, and songwriting.  Mariann currently teaches out of her own private music studio in Auburn.

 

Website: mariann-music.com

 

 

 

Preston Marx

Preston MarxPreston Marx has played guitar for over 34 years, and studied piano for 7 years prior to picking up the guitar. Although originally self-taught, Preston has studied with a variety of teachers of the years.  Preston has played in many rock and blues-based bands where he has played guitar, bass, piano and provided vocals.  He also studied trombone and tube while attending high school and college.  

 

During the day, Preston is an attorney focusing on trusts and estates work.  Preston is married and has two children in the Auburn school district.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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