Glass House

Glass House

Saturday, Jan 16th, 2016

7:30 PM

Admission $25, w/ kids under 12 free

RSVP for Glass House

Please join us on Saturday January 16 when Avonova presents Glass House.  The show starts at 7:30 PM and the admission is set at $25, kids under 12 free.  Doors open at 6:45.

Pooling songwriting influences from artists such as Sting, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel and Dave Matthews, with performance styles influenced by Bobby McFerrin and Michael Hedges, Glass House is a tour de force of Mark Vickness’ intricate, layered acoustic guitars and David Worm’s soaring, blues-inflected vocals. With over twenty-three years of working together, David and Mark share a passion for great songwriting and a musical chemistry that infuses every performance. Glass House has released three CD’s and an EP. Their youtube videos have been viewed over 220,000 times. Live shows feature original songs and their own arrangements of selected covers by such artists as Robbie Robertson, Pink and The Beatles.

Singer and vocal percussionist, David Worm became a founding member of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra in 1989 and has remained a regular performer with McFerrin, featured on recordings, videos, and touring internationally. David is also a founding member of the a cappella group, SoVoSo, an internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble which has released six albums and tours worldwide. Other current performing projects include touring and teaching in the innovative improvisational trio, WeBe3, where he teams up with vocal powerhouses Rhiannon and Joey Blake. David has over fifty recording credits as a session singer, vocal percussionist, and writer, and his original music has been recorded by groups both nationally and internationally. David has worked extensively with the Bay Area dance community, having scored or co-written numerous full-length works for Robert Moses’ Kin, Oberlin Dance, Tandy Beal, and Project Bandaloop. David has taught improvisational singing and vocal percussion at the Omega Institute and The Esalen Institute, and regularly teaches vocal improvisation and vocal percussion in schools and other places of learning throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Taught from an early age (he began his studies in classical piano at age six) to broaden his musical horizons as much as possible, Mark Vickness is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer with a wide musical range developed over years of study, recording and performance. With a master’s degree in composition, Mark has written scores from simple pieces for piano and voice to large jazz ensembles to a concerto for North Indian Tabla, from large-scale ballets to documentary film scores. He has years of experience in world music having performed in West African Drum ensembles, an Indonesian Gamelan orchestra, and as a sitarist and tabla player. Originally inspired at a young age by the guitar gods of the day (Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, Hendrix, etc.), Mark developed as a classically trained guitarist with his principle influences being Michael Hedges, Pat Metheny, John Mclaughlin, Joe Pass and Antoine Dufour. Mark has led rock bands, jazz bands, experimental improvisational groups and everything in between. His recent work outside of Glass House includes a performance with modern fingerstyle legend, Alex Degrassi at the Mendocino Music Festival and the release on youtube of his solo arrangement of the Gospel song, I Must Tell Jesus. He plays custom-made instruments including an eight string guitar/bass, a Michael Greenfield G4 fan fret and a Greenfield Baritone guitar. He is endorsed by Greenfield Guitars. In addition to Glass House, Mark is currently working on material for two solo guitar CD’s.

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