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Saturday, February 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm$15
Beppe Gambetta is a guitar virtuoso, and the Italian roots of the word (skill, excellence) are certainly fitting when talking about him. Born in Italy, Gambetta is recognized the world over as a master innovator of the acoustic guitar.
As a boy he heard a band playing on a train and became obsessed with the guitar. Completely self-taught, he studied the techniques—at a note-by-note level—of both the European and the American guitar, developing his own original style in the process.
This dynamic solo performer tours Europe, Canada, the United States, and Australia, endlessly rediscovering, teaching, and promoting flatpicking.
“Get him on a stage and his fingers speak a language all their own. After all, he’s not known as the ‘Italian King of the flatpick guitar’ for nothing.” – Steve Wildsmith, The Daily Times
“A Spanish odissey, a mazurka learned from a 78rpm record, slips into this repertoire, just as tunes like these have been slipping into American culture since.” – Rob Adams, The Herald
“His incredible versatility combined with his charm and engaging stage presence make Beppe’s concerts evenings of high quality music and relaxed entertainment. Over-riding all else, however, is the brilliance of his talent…” – Cornish Guardian
“…spinning a thick weave that sometimes calls to mind what a duet by Doc Watson and Leo Kottke might sound like.” – Mike Joyce, The Washington Post
More Info: www.beppegambetta.com
Tickets: $15 / $5 for Caltech students and children