Beppe Gambetta & Friends Concert Kicks Off
2018 Folk Music Series at the Prallsville Mills
STOCKTON – Annual favorite Beppe Gambetta is returning to the Prallsville Mills on the weekend of March 3 and 4 for his sixth annual concert of creative collaboration with friends Rusty Hollaway, David Anthony and Bob Harris.
The concerts – Saturday, March 3 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 4 at 3 pm – typically draw a sell-out crowd to the Grist Mill at 33 Risler Street in Stockton, NJ. Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for ages 25 and below.
The concerts are part of the “Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio” series that has drawn thousands of music lovers to the Mill over the years. Gambetta’s concerts began at the Mill in 2013 when he adopted Hunterdon County, NJ, as his second home. (Genoa, Italy, is the first.)
This year, Gambetta and friends will focus on Short Stories, Beppe’s new (and 13th) album that continues his path of artistic research, travel and study where communication among many peoples is more important than the hot fast licks for which he is also known. Like the album, the concerts will meld Beppe’s diverse musical passions including original compositions, Italian traditional music, American bluegrass and innovative vocal arrangements sung in English, German, Italian and Genovese.
Gambetta will be joined by Rusty Holloway on the upright bass, David Anthony on percussions and Bob Harris on the slide guitar.
From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Beppe has travelled the world to dazzle and charm music enthusiasts everywhere. After eleven CDs, 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.