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Roy’s Hall presents an International Guitar Summit with Beppe Gambetta (Italy) and J.P. Cormier (Nova Scotia) on Friday, January 11, 2019

Beppe Gambetta is a guitarist, vocalist, researcher and composer born in Genova, Italy in 1955 who developed a style of concert presentation that brings American and European Roots to speak together with one voice. In his unique approach, Gambetta blends energetic grooves with passionate melodies, giving new life to sources from different times, periods and places. In addition, the original music he composes gives contemporary influences to traditional roots music.

36 years after stepping on stage as professional union musician for the first time at the tender age of 13, JP Cormier is still going, and frighteningly, still getting better. 16 albums followed the success of his first release, Another Morning, winning 12 more ECMA’s, another Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award and 5 Music Nova Scotia Awards. Each album was a snapshot of each thing that he can do. There are fiddle albums, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, tribute records, songwriting collections, a purely astounding spectrum of talent and musical vision. Accolades aside, and there are many from people like Chet Atkins, Marty Stuart, Waylon Jennings, Gordon Lightfoot; His music is the real thing, sounding like he had been steeped continually in a handed-down brew of family tradition from the old country.

Ticket to the Roy’s Hall International Guitar Summit are $28 in advance / $33 Day Of Show