Saturday, January 21, 2023 / 7:30 pm
6:00 pm for dinner service
Upstairs Lounge, Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee Street, Victoria, BC V8R 5E6
Beppe Gambetta is a guitarist, vocalist, researcher and composer from Genova, Italy, who has developed a personal style that brings American and European Roots together with one voice. In his unique approach, Gambetta blends energetic grooves with passionate melodies, giving new life to sources from different times, periods and places. In addition, the original music he composes gives contemporary influences to traditional roots music.
In 1993 he met and collaborated with Gene Parsons, a former member of the legendary folk-rock band, The Byrds. Parsons performed on Gambetta’s first solo American CD “Good News From Home” (1995) on the then preeminent folk and Celtic label “Green Linnet”. In this album, Gambetta started to blend his love for American Roots with elements of European tradition moving away from being known strictly as a hot bluegrass picker to create his own multi-national style. Since then Beppe has been active performing, touring, collaborating, researching and creating world class music.
Today Beppe Gambetta focuses on his solo career, touring constantly naturally and seamlessly joining the shores of two continents, Europe and America, creating, in spite of the interposed ocean, a musical fusion where American root 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 dialogue that is unaware of any rigid classifications.
Don’t miss the opportunity of seeing this wonderful artist live!
The Upstairs Lounge is a licensed restaurant and bar, doors open at 6 pm for dinner service, the concert starts at 7:30 pm. Please note this is a listening venue.
Tickets available at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, in person or by phone (250) 595-7946