Acoustic guitar mastery from Italy
Beppe Gambetta has almost singlehandedly popularized flatpicking in Europe, and his own acoustic guitar style is a creative and poetic synthesis that mixes American techniques with the tradition of string playing in Gambetta's native Italy as well as music of the many other cultures he has encountered in his travels. An outgoing player and vocalist who can bring an audience to its feet with his solos, Beppe Gambetta is a guitar god of a different kind. He has toured with Tony Rice and sat in on the reunion of the legendary bluegrass band Country Gazette at the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, but his concert programs offer an unclassifiable mix of American and European roots styles. Beppe has appeared at Merlefest, The Kerrville Folk Festival, The Edmonton Folk Festival, and other top acoustic music venues around the world. Beppe comes to Michigan with a new CD, "Round Trip."