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Peninsula Arts Center welcomes virtuoso mandolinist March 3

Zak Borden has put down roots in many musical disciplines

Published on February 27, 2018 2:07PM

Zak Borden, a mandolin virtuoso

Courtesy Peninsula Arts Center

Zak Borden, a mandolin virtuoso

LONG BEACH, Wash. — Mandolin virtuoso Zak Borden brings choro, bluegrass and more to the Peninsula Arts Center 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

Borden grew up in an extended family of full-time artists, musicians and writers. He has put down roots in many musical disciplines. In his late teens, he fell in love with bluegrass. As it does for so many, that fertile American hybrid introduced him to a world of other styles: from the country soul of The Band to the lilting traditions of Ireland; from modern string-band takes on Thelonious Monk to the syncopated rhythms of Brazil.

However, as a performer and educator, he came to find that it was really just passionate, well-played and interesting music that he loves. Borden’s shows employ nimble picking on guitar or mandolin and a deep baritone voice that leaps easily into a high, clear tenor.

The Peninsula Arts Center is located at 504 Pacific Ave. N., Long Beach, Washington.

Admission is $15 at the door or online through Brown Paper Tickets, or call Bill Svendsen at 360-901-0962.

Wine, beer and other refreshments are available for purchase.

Concerts benefit the Long Beach Peninsula Acoustic Music Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization.


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