Artist Profiles: Beppe Gambetta

Beppe Gambetta – Photo by Michael Schlüter

Beppe Gambetta, born in 1955 in Genoa, Italy, is the leading flat-picking guitarist of Europe. Through his superb recordings, frequent tours of Europe and the United States of America, and original research into early Italian traditional and popular music, Mr. Gambetta has established himself as a major world artist of the steel-string guitar.

Gambetta founded Red Wine, an Italian bluegrass band in 1977. He has performed with David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Tony Trischka and cellist Rushad Eggleston.

Discography:

Dialogs (Brambus, 1989)
Alone & Together (Brambus, 1992)
Good News from Home (Green Linnet, 1995)
Serenata (Acoustic Music, 1997)
Synergia (Thunderation, 2000)
Traversata (Acoustic Disc, 2001)
Blu di Genova (Gadfly, 2003)
Livel (CandyRat, 2003)
Slade Stomp (Gadfly, 2006)
Four-Way Mirrorl (CandyRat, 2006)
Rendez-vous (Gadfly, 2008)
Live at the Teatro Della Corte / The First 10 Years (Gadfly, 2011)
The American Album (Gadfly, 2013)
Round Trip (Borealis, 2015)
Short Stories (Borealis, 2017)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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