Guitar champion Mark Kroos plays two guitar necks at the same time with a tapping technique that involves both hands fretting the strings. It creates a very explosive and energetic genre that is as entertaining to watch as it is to listen to. In July 2011, Mark won Guitar Player Magazine’s International Guitar Superstar Competition in Nashville and has since shared the stage with artists like Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain and Phil Keaggy. Mark has also picked up sponsorships from Ovation Guitars, D’Addario Strings and Kyser Musical Products.
“Mark Kroos plays with a sensitivity to the music and positive energy that is truly refreshing.”
1989 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion
Originally from Lansing, MI but currently based in Charlotte, NC, Mark has been touring extensively for the past four years in the US and Canada as an independent artist without record label affiliation. He has released 2 full-length instrumental guitar albums, And Grace Will Lead Me Home and Down Along the Lines of Joy. A new album is currently in the works for Mark which will include his arrangements of songs like Canon in D and Dueling Banjos.
Videos of Mark performing are available at www.markkroos.com. His video, “Mark Kroos Plays Dueling Banjos From Deliverance by Himself” recently went viral on social media and has seen success on sites like The Chive and Ebaum’s World.
Mark’s show at Canal Public House will include his own original material, both instrumental and vocal, as well as covers of popular tunes like Folsom Prison Blues, My Heart Will Go On, and of course, Dueling Banjos.
“I closed my eyes and heard more than one guitarist…It’s obvious that Mark is never musically alone.”
The Canal Public House is located at
308 E. 1st St Dayton, OH 45402