Beppe Gambetta, Italian acoustic guitarist and singer, composer, teacher, and author, returns to the Winter Wind stage in The Depot, 200 S. Jones, on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20.
Gambetta's playing and singing stand out for their intimate emotions, revealing the humor and innermost feelings of a brilliant, playful mind that is always exploring and innovating. His is an inspired music that modestly avoids relying solely on his high level of technical excellence. Beppe is an amazing entertainer with a disarming, contagious smile.
From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music and the music of his native country, Beppe is continually composing his personal mosaic of sounds and flavors. He seamlessly bridges the shores of the two continents, creating a musical fusion where American roots music and Ligurian tradition, emigration songs and folk ballads, steel string guitars and vintage harp guitars not only co-exist but interact, weaving a deep dialog unaware of any rigid classification. “Few players on the planet could so successfully fuse an unwavering allegiance to tradition with impatient, wide-eyed vision, tongue-in-cheek humor with solemn devotion, and folksy song styles with progressive improvisation as Gambetta…” (John D’Agostino, Wood & Steel)
Beppe has released eleven CDs, DVDs, teaching books and collaborations with many other top-flight musicians. He plays numerous festivals and has performed in prestigious rooms like the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, on radio shows “All Things Considered” and “E-Town,” and with some great heroes of the folk scene like David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson, Norman Blake and the band Men Of Steel.
Increasingly known as one of the true live master innovators of the acoustic guitar, Beppe Gambetta has travelled the world to charm music enthusiasts everywhere.
Winter Wind Concerts are made possible in part by the City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department, by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Norman Arts Council and by Contributors: Cindy Merrick, Therapy in Motion; Tom McAuliffe, Don Cies Real Estate; Keri and Hugh Young; Lohmann's Good Things!; The Montford Inn; and Native Spirits Winery. Additional support comes from Friends: Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School and Kindergarten; D.M. Wealth Management, Bruce and Trisha Bunce; Nancy McClellan; Coredination Pilates; and Tom & Mary Cay Woodfin, and by Neighbors: Danna Primm; Dale Wares, Wares Properties; and EB Dancer.