Gambetta, Beppe


  • From Genoa, Italy. Now living in New Jersey.
  • Beppe is pronounced Bay-pay.
  • He was trained as a classical musician, but after hearing bluegrass, converted to flat-pick guitar.
  • Europe’s original and best known bluegrass/folk guitarist; performs in the both the flatpicking and fingerpicking styles.
  • He was a founding member of the Italian bluegrass and country music band Red Wine.
  • Has recorded and performed with many American artists, including Norman Blake, Alan Munde, Tony Trischka and Dan Crary.
  • Winner of Italy’s prestigious Paolo Nuti award, given by the Italian Federation Folkitalia in special recognition of artists who have achieved excellence in their field.
  • 2001, recorded an album of guitar duets with Dan Crary, Synergia (Thunderation).
  • 2013, released The American Album (Gadfly Records).