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Mark Cosgrove

Unlikely as it might seem, flatpicking guitarist Mark Cosgrove was the son of the Tony-winning Broadway costume designer (Mary Percy Schenck) and was raised in Manhattan hearing traditional music. He considered bluegrass young, however (carrying out a flirtation using the drums), and quickly became skillful. He won both U.S. Country wide Flatpicking Electric guitar Tournament in Winfield, KS, as well as the Doc Watson Electric guitar Tournament in Wilkesboro, NC. He produced his initial recordings as an associate from the Philadelphia-based bluegrass group the Lewis Brothers. He spent some time working extensively being a program musician, notably for Jerry Douglas. In 1994, he released his initial album, Good Medication. It was accompanied by Round Isle and, in 2005, by Lovely Cause, his debut on Flatpicking Electric guitar magazine’s label, FGM Information.

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