Flat Five continues it’s residency at Lynchburg’s Encore Lounge (located in the Holiday Inn, Downtown). Flat Five will perform every Thursday from 7:00-10:00, featuring special guests and new material weekly. Add to that a full service bar and tasty dinner menu (prepared by Lynchburg’s own Dave Neely), and you can’t beat it on a Thursday night. No cover to enter. 21+ only. See you then.
This week, a real treat. Flat Five will feature extraordinary guitarist Brian Mesko. Born into a family of musicians, and raised in Little Rock, AR, Mesko began piano lessons at age 8, moving to guitar at age 10. By 12 he was playing drums, and he picked up the bass at age 14. Early prog rock influences such as ELP, and Jethro Tull, led Brian to fusion and jazz, developing a passion for and emulating artists like John McLaughlin, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Wes Montgomery.
After moving to central Virginia in 2005, Brian has been privileged to work with such jazz artists as Robert Jospe, Butch Taylor, Dane Alderson, John D’earth, Bobby Read, Charles Owens, Jonah Kane-West, Liz Barnes, any many more. He's played guitar in Green Earrings - the Steely Dan Experience, The Nicholson Brothers, and has shared the stage with blues legends Bob Margolin, Mud Morganfield Jr., Big Bill Morganfield Jr., as well as Wayne Newton, Michael Allman, Groove Collective, and the DJ Williams Projekt.
Brian currently resides with his wife and son in Roanoke, VA where his is the professor of guitar at University of Lynchburg, as well as a session player and leader of several local bands.