Roberto Dalla Vecchia “Grateful”

Chiara Sbicego shared this video of Roberto Dalla Vecchia at our facebook page with a song entitled “Grateful” from the Soave Guitar Festival 2010.

Chiara additionally writes:
“Hi everyone! I’ve just discovered this amazing page. Really great stuff here 🙂 so many incredible guitar players… I’d like to share with you all a song by Roberto Dalla Vecchia. Do you know him? He’s a great Italian flatpicker. I love this tune! Check it out!”

Well Chiara, the answer is yes, I have run across Roberto and even had this particular video set aside to post. (your recommendation has moved it up however).

Roberto plays some sweet guitar here and for me it’s refreshing to see someone doing this with a flatpick. I’m wondering if Roberto has been influenced by my pal Beppe Gambetta, who is also from Italy?

Here’s some of Roberto’s bio from his website:

“Acoustic guitar artist Roberto Dalla Vecchia draws deeply from his personal homeland to craft his melodic folk-bluegrass tunes.
Based in Italy, Dalla Vecchia performs regularly at concerts and festivals and teaches workshops throughout Europe.
He is the winner of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 2003 Homegrown CD Award. His CD Grateful won second place in the Instrumental Album category of the 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Awards. 
Let his signature flatpick style guide you through an original and exciting repertoire of new standards for acoustic guitar.

The Vicenza, Italy-based artist learned classical piano as a child, but later embraced the guitar thanks to the meeting with flatpicking guitar guru Beppe Gambetta.
Dalla Vecchia maintains a busy solo performance schedule at various venues throughout Europe. He toured nationally and internationally, performing at the Guitar Summit (Philadelphia, USA), Steve Kaufman’s Kamp (Maryville, USA), European World of Bluegrass (Barneveld, The Netherlands), SBMA Winter Bluegrass Festival (Brugg, Switzerland), Risor Bluegrass Festival (Risor, Norway), Goldegger Blues & Folk Tage (Goldegg, Austria), Soave Guitar Festival (Verona, Italy), Acoustic Guitar International Meeting (Sarzana, Italy) among others.
In addition to performing at concerts, festivals, community events, Dalla Vecchia runs his own Acoustic Guitar Workshop in Italy each year and teaches guitar workshops in Europe.”


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