Friday, 12 June 2009

Roberto Dalla Vecchia: news

Roberto Dalla Vecchia, David Bromberg, Nancy Bromberg (photo: Paolo Brillo)

Thanks to Roberto Dalla Vecchia ('Flatpicking Guitar with Italian Gusto'), of Vicenza, Italy, for his E-Newsletter for June 2009. Roberto's four-day acoustic guitar workshop (30 May-2 June) was very successful, and next year's event is planned for five days (2 June-6 June 2010), with a special guest flatpicker attending.

Legendary guitarist David Bromberg, with his wife Nancy on bass, played a concert recently in Vicenza with Roberto (photo above; other photos here). Roberto also toured in the north-eastern USA with Mark Cosgrove in May; they composed a tune together for Mark's next CD.

The May/June issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is devoted to fiddle tunes, and gives easy and advanced versions for many jam session standards. Roberto's arrangement of 'Turkey in the straw' is included. The issue can be bought as hard copy or as a downloadable pdf file, here.

Roberto's latest CD, Unknown legends, continues to receive high praise from reviewers and listeners. Soundclips for all the tracks can be heard here. His next concert will be on Sunday 28 June 2009 in the Cortile del Municipio, Cressa (NO), Italy, at 21:00. Online info here. Roberto is also on MySpace.