Tickets: $12"An acoustic guitar flatpicker and singer, Beppe has been called a "virtual United Nations of influences: Italian, Ukrainian, Appalachian, Sardinisn, Celtic"
With the horizon's line as a challenge and attraction, Beppe is continually composing his personal mosaic of sounds and flavours. From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Beppe has travelled the world and even crossed the “Iron Curtain” to dazzle and charm music enthusiasts everywhere. After eleven CDs, DVDs, teaching books and collaborations with many other top-flight musicians, Gambetta is increasingly known as one of the true live master innovators of the acoustic guitar.
It is the smile that is the key for reading the musical universe of Beppe Gambetta. An open and
disarming smile that is also the contagious and unresistable smile of a person who invites you to
a musical journey with light heart and curiosity. The destination, as for any traveller, is not totally
defined because it is beautiful, at the very last, to find ourselves where we never would expected
While Beppe still lives in his native Genova, he travels to North America at least three times each
year. His reputation in the U.S. and Canada is reinforced by his participation in prestigious
festivals like the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, Merlefest in North Carolina, the Four
Corners Festival in Colorado and Canadian Folk Festivals in Winnipeg and Edmonton, as well as
events like the radio shows “All Things Considered” and “E-Town”.
Beppe has performed in prestigious rooms like the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In his career he has performed with some great heroes of the folk scene like David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson, Norman Blake and with the band Men Of
Steel: an international guitar summit (Dan Crary, Tony McManus and Don Ross) of different
guitar schools with complex musical interactions. In a world dominated by the trends and logic of
the market Gambetta's playing and singing stand out for their intimate emotions, communication,
research in tone, sobriety and humour. An inspired music thatt modestly avoids relying solely on
his high level of technical excellence, but also reveals the innermost feelings of a brilliant, playful
mind that is always exploring and innovating while staying firmly routed in tradition.
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