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Acoustic Guitar Magazine - US - Cover Feature - Jan 2014


January 2014 ACOUSTIC GUITAR   Tuning In to the Creative Spirit Fingerstyle guitarist Pierre Bensusan celebrates 40 years as a professional with a career-spanning live recording and signature-model Lowden. By Doug Young It’s been 40 years since a 17-year-old Pierre Bensusan launched his professional musical career—not as a guitarist, but as a mandolin player in a bluegrass band. Bensu...

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Encore Review - Music Morsels Blog - 9 Dec 2014


One of the most highly respected acoustic guitarists around, Pierre Bunsusan rooted through his collection of live recordings over a span of several years to come up with this thirty five song career introspective that will no doubt be highly coveted by loyal fans as well as a great entry level collection for those who are curious. This is Pierre at his simple best, picking and plucking his classi...

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An Introduction to Encore


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


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


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


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 !!


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


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!


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


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


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)


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


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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