Saturday, March 3rd, 7PM (doors at 6:30)

Mandolin Virtuoso Zak Borden

Zak Borden didn’t really have a choice.  He grew up in an extended family of full-time artists, musicians and writers.  It wasn’t exactly the quiet, cul-de-sac life.  Parties would often turn into rowdy, late night discussions on the nature of this and that, passing a guitar around and singing old Hank tunes and the like.

“All manner of tuneful sorrow” – Guitar World (Acoustic)

Zak has put down roots in many musical disciplines.  In his late teens, he fell in love with bluegrass music. 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 soon came to find that it was really just passionate, well-played and interesting music that he loves. Zak’s shows employ nimble picking on guitar or mandolin and a deep baritone voice that leaps easily into a clear, high tenor.

“Captures your attention in the simple beauty of stuff going on, filled with love, loneliness. Like a favorite photo you tape to the fridge because it makes you happy when you see it.” – Performing Songwriter

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

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

Wine, beer, and other refreshments are available for purchase.

Concerts benefit the Long Beach Peninsula Acoustic Music Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.