Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON—Brandon Music is thrilled to be welcoming master innovator of the acoustic guitar Beppe Gambetta. 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. After 11 CDs, DVDs, teaching books and collaborations with many other top-flight musicians, Gambetta is known as one of the true master innovators of the acoustic guitar.
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’s masterful playing and quality vocals stand out for their 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.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or e-mail email@example.com for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. in Brandon.