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May 3, 8 pm
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Saturday, May 3
Described by the L.A. Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today,” Pierre Bensusan was voted "Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008" by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. His name has become synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what anyone expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique. There is a sense of something both playful and serious in his work, an unparalleled sense of freedom in his compositions and improvisations. His “manner” of playing defies classification–crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more.
Living up to a reputation as the “Mozart of Guitar" has taken award winning French-Algerian musician Pierre Bensusan on an uncompromising journey across the globe. Pierre is recognized universally as the foremost exponent of the DADGAD guitar tuning (also known as D-modal or Celtic tuning). After more than 3,000 concerts across the globe, Pierre celebrates 40 years as a live performer with "Encore", a triple CD journey of live performances spanning his entire career and showcasing his risk-taking, in-the-moment style, and, a 40th anniversary Lowden signature model guitar. “Encore” has been nominated by The Independent Music Awards in the Live Performance Category. www.pierrebensusan.com