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Lawrence Nyberg guitar
Guitar built by Lawrence Nyberg and played on the new album, MAT IV

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The Barn Studio

The Bills

Check out what's happening in The Barn Studio.

I have been producing CDs with these artists here at The Barn. And it's available for booking!

Stay next door at the Outer Island B&B and record.

Recorded at The Barn:

the bills

The Bills

From the beautiful West Coast of Canada comes this extraordinary quintet, renowned among folk music fans of all ages for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting, and refreshingly innovative interpretations of traditional tunes from around the globe.

The Bills currently have three CDs out and available through www.thebills.ca

It's a truly fun band of acoustic world music where I have a chance to focus primarily on playing the mandolin.

See if the Bills are playing soon: current performances.

the marc atkinson quartet

NEW TUNES! Listen to a couple of the latest from the
Marc Atkinson Quartet

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Marc Atkinson Quartet

Marc Atkinson is a multiple award-winning, world-touring musician from Canada. Don't miss a chance to see his latest golden musical project, The Marc Atkinson Quartet. Musical alchemy would be a good way to describe all the projects that this internationally recognized master of guitar and mandolin touches. Jurgen Goethe (CBC) described the renowned Marc Atkinson Trio as "... solidly in the top ten of the world's working string trios..." The virtuosic and exuberant folk quintet that Marc co-founded, The Bills, burned a trail through North American and European music festivals and war arguably one of the best Canadian folk outfits of the last decade. Together, these two groups have seven acclaimed releases which garnered 2 Juno nominations, 2 Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) including Entertainer of the Year, 2 WCMA nominations, 2 Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, a 2nd place prize with the International Acoustic Music Awards to name just a few of the accolades. Marc's playing and composing is described as "jawdropping," "stunning," "dazzling," "flawless, surprise-filled and sizzling," and "remarkable." Marc has performed at festivals from Celtic Connections in Glasgow, to the Montreal International Jazz Festival, to California WorldFest, to Tonder Festival in Denmark and even for the Queen of England.

Now, combining the best of both worlds, the Marc Atkinson Quartet has leapt to the stage with an all-star line-up designed to thrill and amaze from concert hall to the festival mainstage. The performance includes everything from flashy, rapid-fire playing, to swooning ballads, to stage antics, humorous stories and the good-time feel that comes with watching musicians challenge themselves and have a lot of fun.

The line-up includes Marc Atkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin), Adrian Dolan also co-founder of the Bills and touring artist with such names as Ridley Bent, The Arrogant Worms, Irish legends The Chieftains, Barney Bentall and Old Man Luedecke (fiddle, accordion, viola, piano - if there is one), Joey Smith also in the Marc Atkinson Trio and formerly touring with the Glen Miller Orchestra (stand up bass) and Kelby MacNayr the bare-footed drummer and percussionist who brings an explosive and daring energy to the band's sound.

Check out some Marc Atkinson Quartet videos:

guitar studies

Come study with Marc Atkinson and learn composition, techniques, improvisation, and more.

For more information contact marc@marcatkinson.com

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Just Another Day

Recorded March 31, 2008 @ Baker studios featuring Bill Hicks on Drums! Joby Baker on bass and backing vox and Marc Atkinson on Composition, guitars some bass and lead vox. Beware of rock.

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