Monday, 4 April 2011

Beppe Gambetta news

Italian guitar wizard Beppe Gambetta sends news of two special annual events that attract enthusiasts from all over Europe:

ACOUSTIC NIGHT 11, 'American Radios', 5-6-7 May 2011
Teatro Della Corte, Piazza Borgo Pila 42, 16129 Genoa (Genova), Italy

with Beppe Gambetta (Italy), Nick Forster (USA), Bryan Sutton (USA), Peter Ostroushko (USA)
One of the biggest indoor European acoustic music events, with audiences of more than 3000 people, the Acoustic Night is not only a concert: it is a show with a new theme every year, a carefully directed interaction between artists, an artistic stage setting designed for the event, lights direction, and sound carefully mixed to enhance the acoustic feeling in Teatro della Corte.
Youtube videos of great moments of the previous editions: 1, 2, 3

Acoustic Night 11 will celebrate the music and the story of the greatest American radio shows. The three American guest musicians have strong artistic connections with legendary radio shows - 'Prairie Home Companion', 'E-Town' and the Grand Ole Opry - and all of them are virtuoso multi-instrumentalists and composers.

Tickets will be on sale on the internet on 5 April at Happyticket and Vivaticket. E-mail for more information and suggestions about travel and accommodation.

Beppe Gambetta 19th International Acoustic Guitar Workshop, 31 July-7 August 2011
Ambroz Pod Krvavcem, Slovenia

Instructors: Beppe Gambetta (Italy), Tony McManus (Scotland)
This workshop, organised and directed by Beppe for nineteen years, is one of the oldest dedicated to flatpicking guitar, and is held in a breathtaking location on the top of the Slovenian Alps. There are multiple lessons every day with a structured programme, group activity, panels, evening events, shows and open mikes, a workshop contest, and many jam sessions. This 'picking paradise' generates a magic vibe among the participants, who come from many different countries.

More information is on the AMBROZ page on Beppe's website. The workshop trailer is on YouTube. Registrations and inquiries should be addressed to Stane Svigelj: +386 4188 6460, e-mail.