Pellissippi State welcomes Italian guitar virtuoso Beppe Gambetta in free concert Wednesday

Beppe Gambetta playing guitar and singing
Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta will perform a free concert at Pellissippi State on Wednesday. Photo credit: Michael Schlüter

Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta will make a stop next week at Pellissippi State Community College while on his U.S. tour.

Gambetta will play a free concert at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The public is invited.

“We were fortunate enough to arrange for a stop at our beautiful campus,” said Associate Professor of Music Larry Vincent, noting the musician will be giving a concert the following evening at the Laurel Theater in Knoxville. “Mr. Gambetta is an accomplished guitarist whose career spans more than 30 years in the industry and includes collaborations with top bluegrass artists in the U.S. and Europe such as Dave Grisman, Doc Watson, Norman Blake and many others.”

While Gambetta still lives in his native Genova, Italy, he travels to North America at least three times each year, according to his official website at Gambetta’s reputation in the U.S. and Canada is reinforced by his participation in distinguished festivals as well as events like the well-known radio shows “All Things Considered” and “eTown.” Gambetta has performed in prestigious concert halls such as the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York.

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