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An Introduction to Encore

12/4/2013

After more than 3,000 concerts across the globe, Pierre Bensusan celebrates 40 years as a live performer with "Encore", a 3-CD, 35-track journey of live performances spanning his entire career and showcasing his risk-taking, in-the-moment style. In this video, filmed in September 2013, Pierre's discusses how the album came about, the journey from conception to completion and revisits some of the ...

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Encore Review - BmanBluesReport.com - Nov 2013

11/18/2013

As Seen on BmanBluesReport.com, Nov. 13, 2013: Pierre Bensusan - Encore - New Release Review I have just received the newest release, Encore, from Pierre Bensusan and it's quite stunning. Bensusan, a world renown acoustic guitar player has captured a retrospective of his 40 year career with 35 tracks on 3 CD's, all recorded live. Eleven of the tracks have never been released commerciall...

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Interview with Guitarhoo! on

11/4/2013

In this interview, Pierre chats about his latest release "Encore". Pierre also shares how he started out in music, his musical friendship and collaborations with Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater, advice for aspiring musicians and much more.   

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Premier Guitar Interview - October 24, 2013

10/30/2013

Pierre Bensusan: Four Decades of DADGAD Teja Gerken October 24, 2013 As anyone who has heard Pierre Bensusan live can attest, the French guitarist is among the world’s finest solo performers. Difficult to pin down to a single style, Bensusan has played steel-string fingerstyle guitar with peerless compo...

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After 15 years away, Pierre returns to Israel !!

10/10/2013

Pierre is returning to Israël after an interruption of 15 years. Before that, he has toured the country 5 times and was a regular guest of the Tel-Aviv Guitar festival.  Pierre is anxious to present his new work and brand new triple Live album "Encore" to his many old and new Israeli fans. On the 20th November, Pierre will be performing a concert at the Reading 3 Club in Tel Aviv; Detai...

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Interviews and techniques for Guitar Player Magazine

8/29/2013

The five videos below were filmed during an impromptu interview with Barry Cleveland from Guitar Player Magazine in the USA, in July when Pierre was in the Bay Area.  How a good night differs from a really great night (and a bad night).     Thinking or not thinking while composing and performing    Practicing scales and some right-hand techniques.   ...

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Randy Rhoads Film came out!

8/7/2013

Pierre's music "Hymn 11" has been chosen as background in this film relating the story of this guitar genius and his years with the band "Quiet Riot". Visit the Red Match Production website to get a copy of the film here: http://www.redmatchproductions.com 

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Pierre Performs For Facebook Execs

6/24/2013

One June 20th, 13, I did a show in Cannes which was, in fact, a private party organised by the Facebook executives. They invited lots of their worldwide clients + the marketing people from Google, Twitter, etc. Not much French speaking around. 90 minutes of guitar music non stop, ambient mood, followed by a D.J. Lots of Champagne & great food, once Juice for me  There were up to over 200...

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Article about Lowden Guitars in a Japanese magazine

5/9/2013

Pierre was featured, alongside his Lowden stablemates Richard Thompson and Alex De Grassi, in a Japanese magazine article about Lowden Guitars  

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Concert preview in The Hartford Courant, Hartford (CT)

3/11/2013

Guitarist Pierre Bensusan In Hartford   By OWEN McNALLY, Special To The Courant The Hartford Courant February 28, 2013   Sounding like several guitarists playing at once, the French-Algerian guitar virtuoso Pierre Bensusan keeps complex bass lines moving at a rapid clip while spinning dazzling contrapuntal melodic lines, neatly wrapping his tsunami technique in soothing orchestral textures...

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Radio Interview on Milwaukee Public Radio

2/18/2013

On February 13th 2013 Pierre did an interview on WUVM Milwaukee Public Radio with Bonnie North, for her broadcast The Lake Effect You can listen to the show here: http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/lake_effect_segment.php?segmentid=10163 Don't forget to visit the Tours page to catch Pierre live while he's in the US and Canada for the next few weeks

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Pierre is featured on the cover of Fingerstyle 360 - US on-line magazine

2/14/2013

Pierre was featured on the cover of Fingerstyle 360 magazine in January.  The full article will be printed here once the issue is in the archives. Please visit the Fingerstyle 360 website to get a copy of this issue: www.fingerstyle360.com              

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Pierre's US & Canada tour starts on Friday 15th February!!

2/11/2013

Pierre's US and Canada tour 2013 starts this Friday 15th February with a concert at the Peck School of the Arts in Milwaukee. The tour takes in 16 cities across the US and Canada including Milwaukee, Ann Arbor, Barnesville, Charlottesville, Vienna, Bethlehem, Lexington, Brattleboro, Portland, Hartford, New York, Wellsville, London, Buffalo and Cleveland.  To see details and book ticket...

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