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I am pleased to report that my good friends and fellow guitar players in Japan peacejoytown and toytoypiano and their families are safe, but many others are still suffering and will be for many months and years to come. If you were considering sending me a donation this month, please consider making a donation to the Salvation Army Japan Relief Fund now instead. The people of Japan really need our support right now. I will be sending any donations I get during March and April to them too.

One of my YouTube guitar students gave goldhat3 a nice shout out on his blog. He also has some excellent suggestions for beginning guitarists. Please read all about it at Down In The Attic.

GoldHat Music has published our first book, a children's book called "The Adventures of Corky Rabbit" by Alice Rowen Easley, now available on Amazon and

You can watch Holiday music videos from the General Assembly Chorus 2008 Songs of the Season show.

You can see music videos from the 2008 Cedar Run Song Workshops held in western Virginia.

We now have videos of the CA Chorus performing at the 2008 Heritage Choral Music Festival held in Myrtle Beach.

You can see music videos from the 2007 Swannanoa Gathering Contemporary Folk week.

Mark Easley and Ralph Gordon performed in the Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Show in Charlotte recently. You can see video highlights of the event.

Both Mark Easley and Sketch have received favorable reviews of their CDs from Beatles Unlimited Magazine which is published in Europe. Click to see a scan of the review and magazine cover.

Sketch has received another favorable review from a Beatles magazine, this time The Beatles Garden issue No. 50 which is published in Spain. Click to see a scan of the review in Spanish or English.

If you want more info on the Beatles, a fellow Beatles fan Cody Smith has recommended an excellent archive site called Strawberry Fields Forever.

Mark Easley played two shows in Japan, the first with Sketch in Tokyo Roppongi on March 11th and a solo show in Yokohama on March 12th. Please see the Japan show highlights which includes streaming audio of the Sketch and Mark sets. Mark is also now featured in Japan on a promotional blog.

GoldHat Music and Mark Easley were featured in The Cary News in an article by staff writer Ann Claycombe with photos by Grant Halverson.

Mark Easley and his YouTube channel are profiled in a feature article in the Cary News written by Valerie Marino with photos by Kevin Norris.


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