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“From Ear To There” Review

August, 5PressNo comment

Published in the Pacifica Tribune (San Jose Mercury News) by Jean Bartlett (Music Reviewer).

Recorded in Nashville, TN, mixed and mastered in Moss Beach, CA, San Mateo County coastal resident, performing artist and composer Mark Kostrzewa has written an acoustic guitar record that climbs, like a great treasure boat high, over waves and through winds – it is a sail on a magical sea.”From Ear to There” highlights the guitarist’s affinity for rootsy, sleek-toned guitar, and his knack for master craftsmanship in his honest story telling. He is unafraid to explore the unexpected.

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2013 Pacifica Fog Fest

July, 13Events

September 28 – 29 . 10am – 6pm

The Pacific Coast Fog Fest is a celebration of sun, sand and surf that defines life on the coast and celebrates our marvelous coastal climate. The Pacific Coast Fog Fest each year promotes the City of Pacifica, attracts visitors, celebrates our community and raises funds for local community groups as well as the “Gift for Pacifica Fund.” We strive to lessen our environmental footprint by moving towards zero waste.

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Meeting of Acoustic Minds

July, 13Events

July 13, 2013  3:30pm  .  Old Princeton Landing . $10/advance, $12/door  .  All ages, kids under 12 free .

Along with Mark Kostrzewa, Meeting of Acoustic Minds will feature Matthew Montfort, leader of the world beat group Ancient Future, and Steve Baughman, Celtic, Appalachian and ClawHammer style guitar.

 

Half Moon Bay Review

July, 10Press

Here’s the story for guitarist and Montara resident Mark Kostrzewa: “Local boy makes good by playing with some of the heavyweights in the acoustic guitar world,” he said.
He has every right to be chortling with glee, as the organizer of “A Meeting of Acoustic Minds.” Set for Saturday, July 13, the event will present a package of three of the most noteworthy and highly respected names in the world of acoustic guitar in concert — right in the Coastside’s backyard.

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Half Moon Bay Review

March, 12Press

Mark Kostrzewa of Montara is proud to announce his second CD.

“From Ear to There” presents 14 original, “aggressive acoustic guitar” compositions, one with Pacifica vocalist Nomi Harper. Recorded in Nashville, it was mixed and mastered by Jim Rogers at All Fogged Up Studios in Moss Beach and produced at Sienna Digital by Rainer Gembalzyk in Half Moon Bay.

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Pacifica Tribune article on “From Ear To There” by Jean Bartlett

February, 5Press

In 2009, Coastsider, composer and fingerstyle guitarist Mark Kostrzewa released his first CD “55 miles.” Falling like an easy, “world” breeze on the ears, the composer’s “55 miles” of guitar stories take the listener on a Coastside drive from Pacifica to San Mateo County and back again. Despite the fact that the long-time Montara resident had been gigging up and down the Coast to favorable reviews for several years, he was a bit astounded that locals were scooping up his record. But that thinking came from working many years on the graveyard maintenance management shift out at SFO, and not having the right hours to get out and gig. All that changed when the guitarist switched to dayshift.

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