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Guitar maestro plays something new at Brandon Music

ITALIAN FLATPICKING GUITAR maestro and vocalist Beppe Gambetta will perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.

BRANDON — Master innovator of the acoustic guitar Beppe Gambetta is coming to perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.
From his background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Gambetta has traveled the world and even crossed the “Iron Curtain” to dazzle and charm music enthusiasts everywhere. He has an impressive 11 CDs, DVDs, teaching books and collaborations with many other top-flight musicians under his belt.
While Gambetta still lives in his native Genova, Italy, 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.”
Gambetta has performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He has performed with some great heroes of the folk scene including 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.
Gambetta’s style stands out for its intimate emotions, communication, tone, sobriety and humor. His music modestly avoids relying solely on his high level of technical excellence but reveals the innermost feelings of a brilliant, playful mind that is always exploring and innovating while staying firmly rooted in tradition.
Gambetta is continually composing his personal mosaic of sounds and flavors, exploring new possibilities and pushing beyond conventional borders. He creates a fusion where American roots music and Ligurian tradition, emigration songs and folk ballads, steel-string guitars and vintage harp guitars, not only coexist but interact, weaving a deep dialogue.
Known too for his trademark red leather shoes, Gambetta is in every way a trans-national ambassador of music performing with the clear hope that music can both entertain, and enhance and strengthen human relations.
Saturday’s concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for an extra $25.  Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295, email [email protected] or visit brandon-music.net for reservations or more information.

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