Monday, 29 March 2010

News from Beppe Gambetta

Thanks to Italian guitar wizard Beppe Gambetta for news - sent from Australia, where he will perform at the National Folk Festival, Canberra, and at the Fairbridge Festival, Perth, in early April.

Beppe returns to Italy for the all-star Acoustic Nights in Turin (Torino) and Genoa (Genova), which were announced on the EBB on 21 February. More details are on his website.

In the middle of May he begins two months of touring in Italy, Germany, and the USA, returning to Europe in July for the Rossiglione Folk Festival (23-5 July) and the 18th International Acoustic Guitar Workshop at Ambroz Pod Krvavcem, Slovenia (1-8 August). Twenty-one of the thirty places on the Workshop are already taken. Instructors will include Kathy Chiavola (USA) for vocal training and songwriting.

Beppe will then be touring in Italy in August and September, in the USA in October, and in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in November-December. A UK tour is being planned for March 2011 - promoters who are interested can contact Loudon Temple of the Brookfield Knights agency by e-mail.

The German record company Acoustic Music Records has just released the Beppe Gambetta collection, a compilation of fifteen tracks from previous albums. It is available directly from the Acoustic Music Records website or at Beppe's concerts.

Full details of Beppe Gambetta's schedule as it stands at present, together with many other items (YouTube favorites; peformances, recordings, and books by other musicians; and his comprehensive list of favourite restaurants in many countries), can be found in his newsletter, which you can read here.

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