Mark Linford's pre-release singles from his upcoming CD, "Fire On The Beach" are incredibly catchy, upbeat Latin-ish/Flamenco-ish/Pop-ish 'hits' and are available for purchase below on this page or at either of the following locations...
Official website for Mark Linford - Guitarist/Songwriter/Producer
Brief Biography on Mark Linford
Mark Linford is being acclaimed as the next 'big thing' here in the United States when it comes to technically impressive, yet highly musical and enjoyable guitar oriented Latin instrumentals. His unique blend of compositional sounds derived from his world travels and concerts abroad will make you feel like you are on vacation yourself in some exotic paradise filled with fun and excitement!
Mark has toured internationally with awesome reviews! Attending a Mark Linford concert is an exotic and extraordinary musical experience that you will always remember. In the words of Music Now Magazine, "If you enjoy listening to the instrumental styings of the Gipsy Kings, Ottmar Liebert, Jose Feliciano, Marc Antoine, Peter White, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Paco de Lucia, Jesse Cook, Ojos de Brujo or any similar artists…take it up a few more notches and you will have Mark Linford!" The most common word that critics have used to describe Mark Linford's music is "WOW"!
Mark Linford, M.M. is an exceptionally talented guitarist/singer/songwriter. He earned his bachelor's degree as a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and also holds a Master's Degree in Guitar Performance from the University of Redlands School of Music.
Mr. Linford has played professionally for over 30 years as well as instructed at music institutions and colleges. He is extremely versatile and competent in all styles of music including Latin, Rock, Blues, Pop, Jazz, Country, and Classical, as well as other less widespread styles. This versatility lends to Mark's unique style and abilities.
Mark has performed extensively throughout the United States as well as abroad at concert venues, major resort hotels, country clubs, dance clubs and fine restaurants worldwide.
Although concentrating mainly on teaching now, Mark Linford has acquired an enormous amount of experience from years of performing virtually all styles of music as a solo artist as well as working with an incredibly wide range of bands, artists and studio situations! He has recorded extensively as a "First Call Guitarist" on various recordings, albums and over 20 CD's. Mark Linford's extraordinary versatility has proven crucial when satisfying the wide variety of styles that today's audiences want to hear and dance to.
As well as performing, Mr. Linford's masterfully unique approach to teaching combines vast experience and talent with traditional teaching ideals while always keeping the journey fun as well as educational. Focusing on applied practices rather than theories that will not be used in the real world is an integral part of Mark's approach and that of his highly regarded Linford School of Music.
In between all of his other activities and commitments which make up a 24/7 schedule, Mark Linford is working to make time to complete the highly anticipated Latin CD which shows his command of the guitar as well as his talents in writing and producing. Mark has taken a unique approach to the writing of this CD and is trying some unconventional twists! Look for the songs in films and on the radio!