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SOLD OUT! Living Room Concert: Beppe Gambetta

“One of the best flatpickers anywhere.”

—The Huffington Post 

Beppe Gambetta - Live in Amarillo

Chalice Abbey ~ 2717 Stanley

Doors @ 7p  |  Show @ 7:30p

Sugg. donation: $15

***ALERT: This show is SOLD OUT. 

***To be put on the WAITING LIST,  call HPPR at 806.367.9088 with your NAME & PHONE #. ***

High Plains favorite Beppe Gambetta, the Italian acoustic guitarist and singer, will be swinging through Amarillo again – and you do not want to miss this show. A native of Genova (a.k.a. Genoa), he is a composer, teacher, author, and researcher of traditional music and instruments. 

Beppe has been called a "virtual United Nations of influences: Italian, Ukrainian, Appalachian, Sardinian, Celtic." In 1977, Gambetta founded Red Wine, an Italian bluegrass band. He wrote the first Italian instructional book on flatpicking. His style evokes Doc Watson's picking, as well as Moravian folk music; it’s characterized by flashy licks, intricate cross-picking patterns, open tunings, and fluid slides along the neck of the guitar. 

Although Beppe is based in Genova, Italy, he travels throughout North America every year. He has performed in the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, MerleFest in North Carolina, the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and festivals in Winnipeg and Edmonton. He has appeared on the radio programs All Things Considered and eTown. He’s performed with David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson, Norman Blake, banjo player Tony Trischka, cellist Rushad Eggleston, and the band Men of Steel, which comprises Dan Crary, Tony McManus, and Don Ross. 

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.