Mark and Cindy Lemaire Concert
May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$20
Mark Lemaire is known for his unique guitar style: he incorporates masterful fingerpicking, slap-and-tap harmonics, hand percussion, and a delicate touch that goes straight to your heart. The music of Mark is both ethereal and deeply grounded, the guitar playing virtuosic and not quite like anything you’ve heard before. Berkeley songwriter Carol Denney says that “To call him a remarkable player would be a considerable understatement- just about nobody I know is doing what Mark can do on the guitar”.
While Mark’s solo guitar pieces stand as complete statements, his harmonies with Cindy Lemaire are so perfectly matched that they seem like two people with one voice.
At a show, audiences do a lot of laughing, but many are also moved to tears. The material runs from tongue-in-cheek songs about married life to stories of the strange surprise of middle age creeping up on us. The music ranges from subtle, pin-drop delicate solo guitar to raucous sing-alongs. While the music is beautiful, the experience of simply being together is a key part of the evening. Folks leave at the end both grinning and fulfilled.
With four albums released and even more captivating songs you’ll only hear live (for now) , Mark and Cindy are a pleasure to listen to and fun to just be with.
“Mark and Cindy’s stellar harmonies simply mesmerize, silencing the audience who hang on every note. I’ve seen a lot of acts, but the harmonies of these two are so aligned and balanced, I felt as though I got an audio ‘tune up’ inside me after listening to their songs.”
— Kiki Wow Presents