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BEPPE GAMBETTA
A gifted acoustic guitarist born in Genoa, Italy, Beppe began his musical training in a classical plectrum orchestra before drawing on traditional European and American guitar techniques to develop his own original style. In 1977, he formed the acclaimed Italian bluegrass band Red Wine.

Later, as a dynamic solo performer, he toured Europe and America while rediscovering, teaching and promoting flatpicking and other great ‚ but less known ‚ guitar forms. Beppe has collaborated with masters of the acoustic scene on ambitious projects such as reviving and contemporizing the energy of the "brother" duets with guitar master Dan Crary. An accomplished author, Beppe wrote the first Italian manual on flatpicking, many instructional videos and articles for several music journals.

Beppe's 14‚string harp‚guitar was custom made for him by Antonello Saccu; this design is deeply rooted in the music of the era.