Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Latest news from Beppe Gambetta

The latest e-mail newsletter from Italian guitar maestro Beppe Gambetta opens with a list of the dates in his coming tour of Germany and Switzerland, beginning on 21 Oct.. The tour includes concerts and workshops in Weingarten, Nuremberg (Nürnberg), and Berlin. Full details, including links to venue websites, are on Beppe's online calendar.

Next year the 21st Beppe Gambetta International Acoustic Guitar Workshop at Ambroz, Slovenia, will feature three teachers - as well as Beppe, Mike Dowling (USA) will teach flatpicking, blues slide guitar, and vintage jazz, and Chris Newman (UK) will teach flatpicking, Celtic, and improvisation.

Beppe's German-language DVD The art of flatpicking guitar (trailer on YouTube), on Peter Finger's Acoustic Disc Company label, has been well received, together with his compilation CD Collection.

The newsletter also includes Beppe's recommendation of a documentary film on country music, his choice of ten YouTube videos of great guitarists, and his memories of Doc Watson - culminating at Doc's funeral. To receive full newsletters, contact Beppe Gambetta through his website.