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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mark Kroos and Morgan Twelve Clones Pinot Noir

When I was a child, I remember my Dad challenging my sister to try to simultaneously pat our heads with one hand and rub our tummies in a circular motion with the other. I was never very good at it. Getting my hands to do two completely different things seemed an impossible task. Of course, later as a bassist and guitarist, I had to learn right and left hand technique, but tonight’s featured guitarist takes it to an extreme.

Hailing from Williamsburg, VA, Mark Kroos is a rarity as he plays a double neck ovation…both necks simultaneously. He’s a slap-tapper whose music is as soothing to listen to as it is fun to watch him play it. You can hear the influence of guitarists like Andy McKee and Michael Hedges in his style. Hope you enjoy him as much as I do.

Indigo Child:

Speed limit enforced by aircraft:

Tide Pools:

The demons were gone:

Live Concert:

Sweet thing:

Here you are:

The Descent:

Mythical Reptile Surge:

Stairs Two at a time:

Forgive me Savannah:

Live at Sally O’Brien’s:

I think a Pinot Noir goes well with Mark’s double neck tapping. The 2008 Morgan’s Twelve Clones Pinot Noir is a medium ruby color and with ripe strawberry aromas and flavors augmented by notes of cherry, toasted oak, cola, and spice. It has a soft texture, good acidity and a slightly tart finish. At $20.00 a bottle, it’s an excellent value and perfectly compliments the playing of Mark Kroos. Have a great weekend!


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