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ARTIST
TITLE
Mystery Of The Guitar
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ABC 035CD ABC 035CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/14/2011

"Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in its surrounds, Dagley was classically trained as a guitarist from age eight to thirteen by David Arnold, a pupil of Sophocles Papas and a master class student of André Segovia. He then enjoyed the blues tutelage of local luminaries John Jackson, Elizabeth Cotton, Archie Edwards and Flora Moulton during his adolescent years. Mystery of the Guitar distills the essence of these lessons into an open ended galaxy of musical proposals, from 17th century courtly dance compositions to improvised extrapolations, seemingly critical of syncopation itself. Dagley went on to become a founding member of the late 70s Boston art punk band The Girls and the early 80s New York punk blues band The Hi Sheriffs of Blue, both of which featured the renowned painter George Condo. More recently, he engineered the debut CDs of singer/songwriters Marianne Nowottny, Julia Vorontsova, Corbi Wright and the teen girl punk duo Shell. Mark Dagley is also an accomplished visual artist whose abstract geometric paintings have been displayed at galleries, foundations and museums throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in Australia."