Beppe Gambetta with Carol Walker
An evening of instrumental virtuosity
Beppe Gambetta, the Italian bluegrass flatpicking champion. Sounds like an ethnic joke, but Beppe is no joke. Early in life he was captured by the music of such greats as Doc Watson and Tony Rice, and soon got to the point where he was sharing festival stages as an equal with his heroes. Equally adroit on mandolin, he can blaze through a hot bluegrass tune or croon a lovely Italian traditional ballad. And all with an elegant continental charm that is a joy to experience.
Carol Walker may be local (Denville), but she’s renowned across the country to the Appalachian Dulcimer World. She has twice placed among the top 5 finalists at the prestigious Winfield Festival, and is in great demand as an instructor and workshop leader at dulcimer festivals. She plays all sorts of music, but specializes in traditional Scottish and Manx (Isle of Mann) tunes.