Widely acknowledged as one of Europe's foremost guitarists, Beppe Gambetta is a true master innovator on the acoustic guitar. Both solo and in collaboration with top-flight musicians around the globe, Beppe has a style that's memorable both for its deeply emotive tone and for its technical brilliance.
Still based in his birthplace of Genova, Italy, Beppe approaches his music from a unique stance, as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country. He seamlessly bridges the shores of the two continents, creating a musical fusion where American 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. His newest CD, Rendez-vous, is a good example of Beppe's cross-pollinated style, featuring duet tunes from sources as far-flung as singer-songwriter Patty Larkin, newgrass masters Missy Raines and Jim Hurst, and jazz bassist Riccardo Barbera.
Beppe has performed in prestigious rooms like the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as well as festivals like Merlefest in North Carolina and Four Corners Festival in Colorado. In his career he has performed with some great heroes of the folk scene, such as David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson, Norman Blake and with the band Men Of Steel: an international guitar summit (Dan Crary, Tony McManus and Don Ross) of different guitar schools with complex musical interactions.