ABOUT: Mark Douglas Humbert
Mark Douglas Humbert is a clinical psychology professor in Dayton, Ohio who plays classical guitar and composes music. He was trained by virtuoso guitarist Eric Loy and classical guitarist Jim McCutcheon.
Humbert's search for the "perfect" classical guitar led him down the path of composing dozens of songs. The Michele Della Giustina begs to be held, but should not be touched by human skin. Humbert attributes the love of this guitar to the inspirational force that released the river of seemingly endless compositions.
Humbert's other guitar is a rare dreadnought Taylor with Acacia Koa wood back and sides with a unique maple front. The distinct sounds of this Taylor guitar are sweet and warm and the strings ring of nature.
ABOUT: John Lardinois
John Lardinois is a classically-trained concert violinist. Adept in a range of different styles, Lardinois started his classical training at the age of four with world-renowned fiddle teachers Dick and Lisa Barrett. He then caught the performance bug, and went on to compete in fiddle contests throughout the midwest.
While completing graduate studies in violin performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Lardinois continued to explore other diverse styles, expanding his repertoire to include everything from bluegrass to progressive rock to Indian raga.
Lardinois resides in Dayton, Ohio, where he is a member of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.