North Carolina to Maine
Auckland-based guitarist Mark Mazengarb will tour with American musician Loren Barrigar “from North Carolina to Maine” later this year, after a successful 2010 collaboration in Nashville at the annual Chet Atkins Appreciation Society convention, which saw the pair earn praises from Canadian fingerstyle champion Bob Evans, citing their “stunningly great guitar duets.” “[The convention directors] gave us two songs, and we got a standing ovation,” Barrigar said. Mazengarb will return from New Zealand to tour with Barrigar in May, July and August, sandwiched around Mazengarb’s June European tour. Mazengarb graduated from the Wellington Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music Degree in 2006. At the Auckland Folk Festival in 2008, he was the recipient of the Frank-Winter Memorial Award.