“One of the best flatpickers anywhere.”
—The Huffington Post
Beppe Gambetta - Live in Amarillo
Chalice Abbey ~ 2717 Stanley
Doors @ 7p | Show @ 7:30p
Sugg. donation: $15
***ALERT: This show is SOLD OUT.
***To be put on the WAITING LIST, call HPPR at 806.367.9088 with your NAME & PHONE #. ***
High Plains favorite Beppe Gambetta, the Italian acoustic guitarist and singer, will be swinging through Amarillo again – and you do not want to miss this show. A native of Genova (a.k.a. Genoa), he is a composer, teacher, author, and researcher of traditional music and instruments.
Beppe has been called a "virtual United Nations of influences: Italian, Ukrainian, Appalachian, Sardinian, Celtic." In 1977, Gambetta founded Red Wine, an Italian bluegrass band. He wrote the first Italian instructional book on flatpicking. His style evokes Doc Watson's picking, as well as Moravian folk music; it’s characterized by flashy licks, intricate cross-picking patterns, open tunings, and fluid slides along the neck of the guitar.
Although Beppe is based in Genova, Italy, he travels throughout North America every year. He has performed in the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, MerleFest in North Carolina, the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and festivals in Winnipeg and Edmonton. He has appeared on the radio programs All Things Considered and eTown. He’s performed with David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson, Norman Blake, banjo player Tony Trischka, cellist Rushad Eggleston, and the band Men of Steel, which comprises Dan Crary, Tony McManus, and Don Ross.