Classic guitar duo will perform at Pendragon

SARANAC LAKE – International guitar duo Loren and Mark will drop in to the Pendragon Theatre for an evening of music at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are available through the Pendragon Theatre website at or by calling the theatre at 518-891-1854.

Mark, an internationally recognized guitarist who hails from New Zealand, and Loren, the youngest instrumentalist to ever appear on the Grand Ole Opry, were first brought together by the Australian guitar sensation Tommy Emmanuel.

They attribute Emmanuel, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed as their biggest influences, and have performed with Emmanuel several times this year. Emmanuel says of the duo “Fresh and exciting … these guys ROCK!”

Loren and Mark share a unique musical chemistry, which is as much a feature of their shows as is the guitar playing that they both display. Loren and Mark perform a varied repertoire of original and arranged music consisting of guitar duets as well as songs, giving them a wide appeal.

The 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 Loren’s vocals with some harmonies from Mark.

Their debut album received a SAMMY award for “Best Americana Album” in 2011, and their latest album titled “Onward” was recently released in August 2012.

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