An Italian instrumentalist whose music encompasses American bluegrass and European folk influences, Beppe Gambetta has earned a reputation as one of the world's finest flatpicking guitarists. At a young age, Beppe fell in love with both American country and bluegrass music and helped to found Red Wine, one of the first Italian bluegrass bands in 1977.
As a solo musician, Beppe has formed his sound with America in his heart and his roots in the Mediterranean sea. He naturally and seamlessly bridges the shores of the two continents, creating a fusion of American roots music and Ligurian tradition.
While Beppe still lives in his native Genova, he travels to North America often. His reputation in the U.S. and Canada is reinforced by his participation in prestigious festivals like the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, Merlefest in North Carolina, the Four Corners Festival in Colorado and Canadian Folk Festivals in Winnipeg and Edmonton, as well as events like the radio shows All Things Considered and E-Town. Beppe has performed in well-known rooms like the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In his career he has performed with some great heroes of the folk scene like David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson, Tony Trischka, and Norman Blake.
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