Mark & Cindy Lemaire
Mark Lemaire’s solo guitar pieces stand as complete statements, and his vocals and songs with Cindy Lemaire add another dimension. When Mark and Cindy join in song, it’s like two people with one voice. "Lemaire has received critical kudos from the industry as well as his musical peers.
Performing with Cindy Lemaire, the blend of voices adds a perfect exclamation point to Mark`s virtuoso guitar playing and songwriting."
- Pasadena Weekly
Perfect harmonies - I’m delighted to have them back, their vocals are mesmerizing - completely! --Kiki Wow
New Acoustic performer Mark Lemaire has taken the tradition of guitarist and songwriter to a unique place. Berkeley songwriter & political activist Carol Denney says that “To call Mark a remarkable player would be a considerable understatement-- just about nobody I know is doing what he can do on the guitar”. He’s shared the stage with Tracy Chapman, Maria Muldaur, The Dixie Dregs, appeared on ‘West Coast Live’ with Sedge Thompson, and opened for Stephan Grossman and Steve Seskin. While Mark’s solo guitar compositions stand as complete statements, the vocals and his message add another dimension. Mark performs with his partner Cindy van Empel as Twilight. Their perfectly-matched voices intertwine with his virtuosic guitar playing to make a musical statement you will not soon forget.
The songs Mark and Cindy sing are personal, but everyone can identify with them. They sing of the vicissitudes of love and the strange surprise of middle age creeping up on us. Audience member David Mears says: “I can listen to your songs and presentation for long periods of time. Why? The song themes resonate with my life experiences”. This is music for adults, yet with clarity and incisiveness appealing to the part of us that is ageless.
"It was an impeccable performance. Never have I witnessed such control of the steel stringed guitar’s sound. This was a flawless show." -Mark Twang, Folkways Recordings
"Mark has elegant performer’s timing onstage, never a moment out of place. He’s also a good songwriter and to call him a remarkable player would be a considerable understatement-- just about nobody I know is doing what he can do on the guitar."
-Carol Denney, legendary Berkeley songwriter & political activist
"I can listen to your songs and presentation for long periods of time. Why? The song themes resonate with my life experience." -David Mears