AHWAHNEE — Continuing the tradition of hosting top-flight musicians in a warm and inviting venue, the Coolwater Ranch proudly presents acoustic guitarist Beppe Gambetta in concert on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.
While Beppe still lives in his native Genova, he travels to North America at least three times each year. His reputation in the U.S. and Canada is reinforced by his participation in prestigious festivals and radio programs and performances in Nashville and New York.
Throughout his career, Gambetta he has performed with some of the great heroes of the folk scene.
“In a world dominated by trends and logic of the market, Gambetta’s playing and singing stand out for their intimate emotions, communication, research in tone, sobriety and humor,” to quote from his website bio. “An inspired musician who modestly avoids relying solely on his level of technical excellence, but also reveals the innermost feelings of a brilliant playful mind that is always exploring and innovating while staying firmly rooted in tradition.
“Beppe is continually composing his personal mosaic of sounds and flavors. From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots and the music of his native country, Beppe has traveled the world and even crossed the Iron Curtain to dazzle and charm music enthusiasts everywhere.”
After 11 CDs, plus DVDs, teaching books and collaborations with many other top-flight musicians, Gambetta is increasingly known as one of the true live master innovators of the acoustic guitar.
Passes for this show are available now at Oakhurst Feed and Mountain Feed and Nursery, or you can contact host Robin Ralston at 559-760-1134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have a reservation at the door.
Concerts at the ranch are small not for profit (an understatement, says Robin!) social events attended by about 40 friends, neighbors and family. About 20 additional seats are available by arrangement to interested listeners.
Suggested donation for the artist is $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
The ranch is located in Ahwahnee, just ten minutes from Oakhurst at 45680 Forest Ridge Drive.
Just a few house rules attendees are asked to follow please: no alcohol, drugs or smoking and no children under 16. The Coolwater Concert Series is sponsored in part by Tenaya Lodge.
As always, there will be a variety of foods and non-alcoholic beverages available at no extra cost.
For more information on concerts at the Coolwater Ranch, visit their website.