Beppe Gambetta & Peter Ostroushko
On-line ticketing is now closed. Tickets will be available at the door for $22. We do still have tickets, so come out and join us!
Tickets are $17 in advance, $22 day of show (including a $2 service charge). They are also available through Hold My Ticket (112 2nd St SW), 505-886-1251, Monday to Friday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM - 6 PM.
21 and over unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Limited seating available.
An Italian in love with American music meets a Ukrainian American mandolin & violin virtuoso for a magical evening of cross-pollinated roots, jazz, and folk.
One of Europe’s foremost guitarists, Genova-based Beppe Gambetta is a true master innovator on the acoustic guitar. Both solo and in collaboration with top-flight musicians around the globe (including stellar appearances with David Grisman), Beppe has a style that’s memorable both for its deeply emotive tone and for its technical brilliance. As an Italian artist in love with American roots music, Beppe has a deep, multicultural style that ranges far beyond any rigid classification.
Gambetta's playing and singing modestly avoid relying solely on his high level of technical excellence, but also reveal 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, 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 classification.
Peter Ostroushko is one of the finest mandolin and fiddle players in acoustic music. His tours have taken him to stages across North America and Europe, and he has earned an international reputation as a versatile master of instrumentation and composition. Peter's rich blending of musical styles forms the heart of his playing and compositions. Through his upbringing in the Ukrainian community of northeast Minneapolis Peter learned the mandolin, balalaika, and bandura tunes that still provide the basis for many of his compositions, where echoes of his heritage mix with Appalachia, Celtic, and jazz music. In addition to playing solo and with folks like Norman Blake, Emmylou Harris, and Willie Nelson, Peter is a frequent performer on "A Prairie Home Companion."
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