MOUNT VERNON — Pavlo, the world renowned guitarist, will perform at the Mount Vernon Memorial Theater on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Pavlo, the internationally renowned, award-winning artist, performer and songwriter, was born in Toronto to Greek parents. He received his first guitar as a Christmas gift at the age of 10 and spent hours in his room practicing on it. Instead of discouraging him, his father told him, “Have the courage to do what you love, and the drive to do it well.”
After years of guitar lessons ranging from classical to flamenco, he began playing in rock groups and wedding bands. He eventually developed his own distinct sound and style which he called “Mediterranean music” — a blend of Greek, Latin, flamenco and Balkan styles.
After touring throughout the country, he gained sufficient fame to release several albums. He met many obstacles along the way but, by following his father’s advise, he found ways to overcome them. His music has taken him all around the world. He has performed for royalty and in numerous other venues, touring with other famous artists such a Jose Feliciano, Olivia Newton-John and The Tenors.
Pavlo is a true world artist, dubbed the “Greek God of the Guitar.” He has released over 10 albums and has won numerous awards over the 20 plus years he has been performing. Expect to hear some familiar tunes such as “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Malaguena” and “Besame Mucho,” as well as some of the music he has written.
Tickets are sold at the box office when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are also available online at www.ccaofknoxcounty.com then choosing your selection from the many offerings. Season tickets are still available for all five remaining presentations.