These diverse yet overlapping talents will team up for a double bill for Music Monday at Lake Theater & Cafe. Each of these artists will perform a set and there is sure to be a few songs were they get together and create some magic.
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Mary Flower is that rare breed of American roots artist. Her devotion to the art form is both lovingly and historically accurate, yet her creativity lends it vitality and energy that it might continue, evolve and flourish in an age of increasingly digitized and compressed music.
“With her warm contralto and dazzling skills as an instrumentalist and arranger, Mary Flower has cemented her status as one of the most dynamic performers on the acoustic blues circuit. Mary is deep in the pocket of the country blues and there are few musicians in the genre bringing as much creative spark and low-key mojo to this century-old music.” - Acoustic Guitar Magazine
With over forty years of guitar playing experience Mark Shark brings his unique talents to the Pacific Northwest. As a multi-instrumentalist, performer, composer, author and educator, he has had the good fortune to share the stage and studio with many of his own personal hero's during his career (Jackson Browne, Jesse Ed Davis, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan and John Trudell).
“Since moving to Portland I have been fortunate to have played with Lloyd Jones, Curtis Salgado, Chris and Ian Miller, Jake Ray, Miller Sasser Band, Julie Amici and Dean Mueller, Karen Lovely, Lauren Sheehan, John Lowell Mitchell, Carlton Jackson, Dave Kahl, Denny Bixby, Jimmy Bott, Hilary Hanes, Adlai Alexander, Hershel Yatovitz, Buzz Holland, Joe Kerry New, Scott Pemberton, Joe McCarthy, Ben Rice, Ken Scandlyn, and Jesse Samsel and so many others who have welcomed me here in the beautiful City of Roses.” - Mark Shark
Tickets available online until 4 pm day of the show.