Doors 6:30, show 7 pm. Open seating, beer and wine available. $19 Advance / $22 Day of Show.
Beppe Gambetta is a guitarist, vocalist, researcher and composer born
in Genova, Italy in 1955 who developed a style of concert presentation
that brings American and European Roots to speak 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.
His unique background is an Italian musician in love with both
American roots music as well as the music of his native country,
Gambetta’s playing and singing stand out for their intimate emotions,
communication, research in tone, sobriety and humor. His music is
inspired and modestly avoids relying solely on his high level of
technical excellence, but also reveals the innermost feelings of a
brilliant, playful mind that is always exploring and innovating while
staying firmly rooted in tradition. With America in his heart and his
roots in the sun and the olive trees of the Mediterranean sea, he
naturally and seamlessly bridges the shores of the two continents,
creating in spite of the interposed ocean a musical “koiné” (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 dialog unaware of any rigid
In 2001, Beppe Gambetta and his wife Federica Calvino Prina
inaugurated “Beppe Gambetta Acoustic Nights”, a series of annual
concerts that bring together different top-notch International musicians
each year, planned around a special musical “theme”. Held each spring
at the 1000-seat Teatro della Corte in Genova, Italy for three or four
consecutive evenings, the performances have established themselves as
one of the preeminent events in the European musical scene and are
regularly broadcast live by the Italian National Radio.
For his 14th CD (Where The Wind Blows, Borealis Records, Canada 2020)
Beppe Gambetta revealed himself to be not simply a master guitarist but
also a new songwriter of great feeling, wisdom and maturity. “Where the
Wind Blows” is a collection of songs and tunes all written, arranged
and performed by Beppe with the extraordinary collaboration of American
bass player Rusty Holloway and percussionist Joe Bonadio.
The CD title track “Dove Tia O Vento” was a finalist in the “Best Song” Category at the Italian Awards Premio Tenco 2020.
The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215
seat former silent film theatre with superb sound. Voted Best Indie
Theatre multiple times (KCRA A-List).Video