Easin' into Monday
Mostly known as the "Capitol of Bluegrass", the area has a strong musical community. Other artists that have ties to the area include: Jim Morrison of the Doors; Blues powerhouse, Ruthie Foster; Roomful of Blues; The Nighthawks; street musician, Bob Devlin; Roy Clark; Danny Gaton...
I have recently become aware of a very talented multi-instrumentalist from Takoma Park, a suburb of D.C. on the Maryland side. Mark Sylvester plays in several local bands and teaches guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass. He spent last summer in Vancouver, British Columbia as music director and composer for the well received theater piece Other Freds.
Mark's guitar work is crisp and precise, flowing beautifully from his guitar whether flat-picked or finger-picked. Fans of guitar masters Michael Hedges and Alex DiGrassi will want to keep an eye on this young man. His first CD American Gypsy is available at CD Baby.
Stop by his website for more info.
Well, it turns out the firewall where I work does block this site!
I'm still working on a fix.