Chet Atkins-style guitarist Jim Marino will perform at Tarpon Lodge Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6-9 pm.
Marino has been entertaining professionally since 1960. In the course of his long career, he has backed up such stars as Ricky Nelson, Duane Eddy and Anita Bryant.
"I play Chet Atkins-style guitar of songs in the pop, standards, ballads, country and light rock genres," Marino said.
To get an idea of the music Marino plays, go to the acoustic guitar videos website at acousticguitarvideos.com and hear a great rendition of "Ain't Misbehavin." Marino performs the song with "Merle Travis-style picking."
"I'm really excited to be playing Tarpon Lodge," Marino said. "The audience at the lodge is a great bunch of people. I've played more on the east coast of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach and several have come from those areas to hear me play at Tarpon last month.
"I will be releasing my first album is years titled 'One Man Guitar Band' at Tarpon Lodge on the 27," Marino said. "I have a 'Chet' touch with my own personal style - smooth and mellow with many of my own renditions of well known songs. My most recent album is titled 'One Man Guitar Band' has all songs solo but it sounds like numerous guitars."