Beppe Gambetta


Beppe Gambetta is a guitarist, vocalist, researcher and composer born in Genova, Italy who developed a style that brings American and European Roots to speak together with one voice. In his unique approach, Beppe blends energetic grooves with passionate melodies, giving new life to sources from different times, periods and places. The original music he composes gives contemporary influences to traditional roots music. As a teenager in Italy, Beppe became fascinated by the music of the great American acoustic guitar masters of the 1960s and 1970s. His passion led to a prolific career that has now taken him to venues as varied as the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and to performances in all 50 US states and throughout North America, Europe, Australia and South America. Over the course of his career, Beppe has been inspired by great artists who actively worked to make the world a better place including two he was fortunate to spend time with before they died: Pete Seeger and European singer-songwriter icon Fabrizio De Andrè. He also has been grateful to have performed with some of his heroes from the folk scene including David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Tony Rice, Darrell Scott, and others. And, in his spare time, Beppe has produced numerous books and DVDs in different languages.

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