January 2022 posted by on January 9, 2022
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
I hope you and yours had a beautiful holiday season.
Hard to believe we are off and running into a new year.
But here we are !
 
I had a nice Christmas evening with my daughters family.
Abbey is 3 and Jacob is 13 and they could not be closer.
We had a fantastic dinner that my daughter and her husband made.
My son and daughter and thier spouses are all very good cooks
and I have no idea where that came from….but I’m not complaining,
it’s a pretty nice gift at this stage in life.
 
I just finisihed working on a Smooth Jazz single with
Grammy winning producer Paul Brown.
We will be promoting it to radio in June and in the meantime
I will be working on the CD which it will be the lead off track.
So, I’m chipping away at some new music in the home studio
and looking forward to sharing it !!
 
In the meantime my co-write with Paul Brown and Larry Carlton
“Miles and Miles To Go” has ended up
at #20 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz charts…..Grateful !
 
January 2022
 
8. Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
14. Private Event Corona. evening
15. Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells evening
20. Private Event Upland. afternoon
22.Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
29.Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
 
Stop by when you can…
Blessings and Love……….Mark
December 2021 posted by on December 5, 2021
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
Merry Christmas !
 
Got your stockings and mistletoe all hung up ?
Baking cookies for Santa ?
Homemade Tamales anyone ?
Traditions, we all have them.
I’d like to share one of my favorites …
The Mission Inn in Riverside is pretty amazing
and the whole downtown area can be a real joy.
Even though last year was not as festive it was still enjoyable.
Hopefully better this year !
 
Speaking of “Traditions”
here is something I have not been able to do for almost 2 years,
not the best December I’ve ever had……but I’ll take it !
 
 
December 2021
 
2 Private Event Whittier evening
4. Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
5. Private Event Long Beach afternoon
11. Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
12. Private Event Corona. evening
16. Private Event Upland. afternoon
17. Private Event Whittier evening
18. Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
31. Private Event Upland. afternoon
 
I hope we can all enjoy this season with family, friends, loved ones,
and Traditions New and Old.
May God bless you and yours this Christmas.
Peace……….Mark
 
 
November 2021 posted by on November 8, 2021
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
Happy Thanksgiving …
 
I have TONS to be thankful for this year !
Good health, great children, some cool guitar students
and Live Performances coming back !!
 
And…..
I am totaly grateful for the success of the
Paul Brown & Larry Carlton single
“Miles and Miles To Go” that I am co-writer on.
It’s doing really well on the Smooth Jazz charts
and just entered the Billboard charts.
Total Coolness !!
 
Friday Nights 6-9pm
The Red Lounge Cafe
222 Glendora Ave
Glendora 91741
626-691-6637
 
Saturday Nights 6-9pm
The Toasted Barrel
1300 El Sobrante Rd.
Corona 92879
951-737-9463
 
May you and yours have Beautiful Thanksgiving
Stop by when you can.
Blessings……Mark
October 2021 posted by on October 4, 2021
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
A career in Music is always full of surprises…
 
I am now a “co-writer” on a Smooth Jazz release
by 2 Grammy winning legends
Paul Brown
(Guitarist and producer of more than 60 Top Ten releases in Smooth Jazz)
Larry Carlton
(Guitarist and session player from Michael Jackson to Steeley Dan and 100’s more)
The song is titled “Miles and Miles To Go”
and the first single off their brand new duet alblum “Soul Searchin”
You can buy the CD or download the single at iTunes or Amazon
…..I’m so grateful !!
 
More Work…
 
Friday October 1 & 29
The Red Lounge Cafe
222 Glendora Ave
Glendora 91741
626-691-6637
 
Friday October 8 &15
Renaissance Esmeralda
44000 Indian Wells Ln.
Indian Wells 92210
760-773-4444
 
Saturday Nights every week
The Toasted Barrel
1300 El Sobrante Rd.
Corona 92879
951-737-9463
 
and I’m still teaching Guitar lessons on Zoom and in my home studio.
Tell a friend ….!
Stay Well
Stay Blessed……Mark
September 2021 posted by on September 10, 2021
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
I tried a differnet type of Newsletter this morning
but I think this will work better..
 
I am starting a new venue for me
next Friday September 17 2021
It’s in old downtown Glendora
Outside on the patio area
Looks like fun, come join us !
 
Friday Nights 6:30-9:30 pm
The Red Lounge Cafe
222 Glendora Ave
Glendora 91741
626-691-6637
 
and for you folks that like a
great steakhouse…..
 
Saturday Nights 5:30-9:30 pm
The Toasted Barrel
1300 El Sobrante Rd.
Corona 92879
951-737-9463
 
 
Stay Well
Blessings……Mark
August 2021 posted by on August 9, 2021
Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers
 
Hoping everyone is doing well and staying healthy.
I’ve booked a few more jobs this past couple of months.
So, I’m hopeful, praying, and grateful.
 
We humans can be a fun bunch…..can’t we ?
A friend asked me to play her “baby shower” last Sunday….
What a PARTY that turned out to be !!
Pregnant women need to be careful in a Conga Line 🙂
 
Here’s this month:
 
 8. private event. Bonsall. afternoon
12. private event. Costa Mesa. aftenoon
13. private event. Chino Hills. afternoon
19 private event. LaVerne. aftenoon
22. private event. Laguna. afternoon
 
and the only public gig (for now) is at an excellent
steak house in Corona CA with new hours for me.
 
Saturday Nights 6:00-10:00 pm
The Toasted Barrel
1300 El Sobrante Rd.
Corona 92879
951-737-9463
 
I’m still Zooming Guitar Lessons and
in person from my home studio in West Covina.
 
Stay healthy & blessed
 
Mark
 
626-485-9266
July 2021 posted by on July 13, 2021
Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers
 
I’ll step away from my career news for a bit and
share a little personal story…
 
About 10 years ago,
my son married a beautiful lady from Utah
and they have been making their home up there.
(They have an incredible home !)
Now with 2 kids and good jobs they took a vacation
and came home last month. The kids were a blast
and I took them to the beach for the first time in their
lives….what a thrill to watch my son and his family
play in the Pacific Ocean…..priceless !!
It was a great visit.
Years ago my son turned to me and said…
“Dad do you know the song..
Cats In The Cradle by Harry Chapin ? “
I responded with a yes and we agreed we were living it.
 
Wishing you all….. beautiful vacations.
 
Saturday Nights 5:30-9:30 pm
The Toasted Barrel
1300 El Sobrante Rd.
Corona 92879
951-737-9463
 
I’m still Zooming Guitar Lessons and
in person from my home studio in West Covina.
 
Stay healthy & blessed
 
Mark
 
626-485-9266
June 2021 posted by on June 15, 2021

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers
It’s June 15 2021….

California has officially re-opened and Dodger Stadium is packed to full capacity !! In the words of John Fogerty …..”put me in coach, I’m ready to play, today.”


My phone has started to ring again these past few weeks so I m playing a bit more and I’m feeling alot better about this summer. I don’t hink it’s just Baseball players who will stay busy. I’m swinging the bat for all my musician friends. Come on guys let’s suit up and play gigs again ! “put me in coach, I’m ready to play, today.”

Saturday Nights 5:30-9:30 pm ………The Toasted Barrel ………1300 El Sobrante Rd. Corona 92879 ………951-737-9463

I’m still Zooming away on Guitar Lessons from Los Angeles to Manhattan to Puerto Rico to Chicago. if you are in the West Covina area I’m teaching in person from my home studio also.


Stay Healthy … Stay Blessed
Mark
626-485-9266 …..

May 2021 posted by on May 14, 2021

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers


I ain’t got no crystal ball……just my faith.

Things seem to be moving along in our world again,and I’m so grateful . This past week I turned down 2 jobs because I was already booked and that’s a positive sign for me. Last month I performed at 10 different private events that came in very quickly. The wheels are a turning……Thank God !


In the meantime … There’s new songs to learn, new songs to write, new lessons to teach and new lessons to learn !


Saturday Nights 5:30-9:30 pm The Toasted Barrel 1300 El Sobrante Rd. Corona 92879 951-737-9463


And I my Zoom Guitar Lessons are pretty busy now. But there’s always room for one more..So grab your Guitar and let’s Go….

Stay healthy & blessed
Mark
626-485-9266 mcpgtrtrax@aol.com

April 2021 posted by on April 4, 2021
Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers
Just like many of you, I am hopeful our world is starting to move
in the right direction while we move past this health crisis.
My phone has been ringing once again the past few weeks
and several jobs have came back and a previous restaurant.
These are positive signs in my life and I believe everyone
I’m working for is still being careful in serving.

So…When you are ready…..(Reservations are a good idea)
April 9, 10, 17, 24, 30
5:30-9:30 pm
The Toasted Barrel
1300 El Sobrante Rd.
Corona CA 92879
951-737-9463

And my Zoom Guitar Lessons are pretty busy now.
But there’s always room for one more..
So grab your Guitar and let’s Go….


Stay healthy & blessed
Mark
626-485-9266
mcpgtrtrax@aol.com
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1217 N Hacienda blvd,
La Puente, CA 91744
626-485-9266
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