Snarky Puppy Guitarist Mark Lettieri Visits ACM - ACM
10 Oct 2013

Snarky Puppy Guitarist Mark Lettieri Visits ACM

ACM were pleased to welcome back guitarist Mark Lettieri of Snarky Puppy who visited to deliver a guitar masterclass on Monday 28th October.

The masterclass took place in Room 39 of ACM’s Global House building from 4pm until 6pm. Mark last visited ACM in April 2013 and showcased his guitar skills, taking about his time and journey with Snarky Puppy and taking questions from the assembled student crowd.

About Mark Lettieri
Mark Lettieri is a Texas-based professional guitarist, producer and songwriter. He grew up in Northern California (Menlo Park, to be exact), and began playing guitar as a young lad. In middle school, grunge was still cool, but Lettieri and his friends thought guys like Hendrix were cooler. Thus began his obsession with the guitar (and also around this time, track and field, but music didn’t cause as many hamstring injuries). High school found him digesting everything from Van Halen to Steely Dan, and the bands he played in tried their best to get gigs at the local teen center.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has allowed Lettieri to establish himself as both a solid session musician and bandleader. Proficient in a multitude of styles, he records and performs in virtually every genre from jazz to country, hard rock to gospel and is a “first call” guitarist for multiple artists and producers, both local and national.

Always striving to create new sounds, Lettieri is involved with many Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex projects and with Snarky Puppy – a jazz-funk-dance ensemble that tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Lettieri recently began a new rawk-n-roll studio project, the Black & Blues, with former Hidden Beach Recording national artist, Keite Young, and you can also find him playing world-class hip hop with RC & the Gritz, and far-out fusion with the Funky Knuckles.

As a producer, he often works with Team SKP, a production and songwriting ensemble lead by Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling producer S1 (Symbolyc One), specializing in hip hop, R&B and pop.

For more information about Snarky Puppy visit their website or Mark Lettieri’s website or follow them on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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