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Damon Marks

Damon Marks

Damon began playing the guitar passionately when he was ten years old. Since a young age, Damon has utilized his musical abilities in tandem with his impressive business acumen to achieve tremendous success in the music industry. Throughout his career, Damon has worked with a diverse range of very notable artists. In 2008, Damon helped launch the female-fronted rock band, Lipstick Magazine. Damon co-produced the band's debut album, Skin Deep, alongside Grammy Award winning recording engineer and Multi-platinum producer Mike Plotnikoff. Damon also helped orchestrate the worldwide release of, Skin Deep. Skin Deep was also distributed nationally, digitally on Itunes and physically in both Wal-Mart and Best Buy stores.

In support of the album, Lipstick Magazine undertook a national tour in which they opened for heavy metal icons such as Bret Michaels, Sebastian Bach, Extreme, Ratt, and Winger.

In early 2010, Damon played guitar for R&B recording artist and winner of NBC’s Season Two of "The Voice", Jermaine Paul, the opening act for Alicia Keys "Freedom Tour". As a part of the tour, Damon played in numerous world-renowned arenas such as Madison Square Garden. In 2013, Damon went on his first celebrity USO tour to Ramstein Airbase in Germany where he performed for and donated (20) new guitars to troops at (7) military installations and military schools..

In 2010, Damon founded the Traveling Guitar Foundation. The Traveling Guitar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to ensure that school children have access to high-quality musical instruments and instruction during a time when school systems across the country are facing budgetary restraints. Initially, the Foundation established a substantial presence in the New York tri state area. However, the Foundation's profile has grown to a international level, with in school guitar donations and clinics taking place all over the country and abroad. Due to its extreme importance, the artists Damon has worked with musically and played guitar for have given major support to Traveling Guitar Foundation.  Artists like Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Daryl "DMC" McDaniel, Heart, Melanie Fiona, Leon Thomas III, Ariana Grande, Mike Reid, Victoria Justice, Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton and Rick Springfield. Moreover, superstar athletes such as Allan Houston, David Tyree, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo have also taken notice of the Foundation’s mission and work. To date the Traveling Guitar Foundation has donated over 400 new guitars, positively impacted over 30,000 students, and has worked in over 100 schools throughout the USA and abroad.

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