News Archives: June 2011

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Mark’s foreword to Rudy’s new book

Mark has written to foreword to a new book written by his great friend, Rudy Pensa. The book, titled Archtop Guitars: The Journey from Cremona to New York, traces the work of legendary guitar makers John D’Angelico, James D’Aquisito and John Monteleone, and their connections with the master violin makers of Cremono, Italy, such as Antonio Stradivari, Guiseppe Guarneri and Andrea Amati. You can find out more about the book here.


New album update

Mark is continuing to work on his next solo album. Musicians working with Mark on the new album are Guy Fletcher (keyboards), Richard Bennett (guitar), Glenn Worf (bass), Paul Franklin (pedal steel), Ian Thomas (drums), Jim Cox (keyboards). Also weaving their magic are Phil Cunningham, Mike McGoldrick and John McCusker. Mark is unlikely to start mixing the album until early 2012 and there is currently no release schedule. Further info will be posted as it becomes available.