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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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Hymn 11 and Chant de Nuit used on a video retrospective on the Prague revolution

7/25/2012

Pierre's music, "Hymn 11" (again) and "Chant de Nuit" from the album "Altiplanos", have been used for that video which shows a restrospective of black and white photographs shoot during the revolution in Prague in 1968, when the soviets have invaded the city. This film and exhibitation have been put together by Richard Pivnika, the consul of the Czech Republic in San Francisco.

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'Night Song' live video at the Institute of Musical Traditions

7/17/2012

The video below was filmed during Pierre's last US tour on May 23rd at the Institute of Musical Traditions in Washington.    

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Streaming guitar lesson in Nashville, Tennessee

7/16/2012

On May 16, 2012 Pierre filmed a streaming guitar lesson with Steve Krenz in Nashville, Tenessee.Below is a short version of L'Alchemist, and improvised tune with both Pierre and Steve and the full 60 minute broadcast.

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TV broadcast with Radio-Canada Television

7/2/2012

Click the image below to see a TV broadcast with Radio-Canada Television, prior to the concert in Vancouver:  

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The Vivid World of Pierre Bensusan

6/21/2012

Live at McCabe’s Guitar Shop - Friday, June 8th, 2012 By Mark Riva Please see the original review here: http://markriva.tumblr.com/post/25512165076/pierrebensusan  French-Algerian guitar phenomenon Pierre Bensusan was back in California for a live performance at Santa Monica’s legendary McCabe’s Guitar Shop. Now in its 54th year, McCabe’s is a rare vintage throwback an...

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'Vividly' review in Rhythms Magazine - June 2012

5/29/2012

PIERRE BENSUSAN VIVIDLY FAVORED NATIONS / PLANET BY Tony Hillier  Pierre Bensusan is one of Europe’s most distinctive and versatile finger-style acoustic guitarists and composers. Vividly has him exploring world, folk, classical and jazz textures with characteristic dexterity and under-statement. ‘DADGAD Café’, a piece that carries the name of his signature tuning...

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Review - World-class guitarist Pierre Bensusan wows the Altamont

5/24/2012

Lovers of high-quality acoustic music, rejoice: Altamont Theater has your desires in mind.   For when it comes to providing a top-notch listening experience, Altamont’s Executive Director Brian Lee has a theory: “If the performer is happy and comfortable, you get a better show.” That approach evidently paid off Saturday night, when the Altamont hosted the world-class guita...

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French guitar guru takes musical journey at Barking Legs

5/24/2012

French guitar guru takes musical journey at Barking Legs by Casey Phillips - Cattanooga Times Free Press Some people like to treat music like a tacklebox, putting various artists in their designated trays for simplicity’s sake. To Pierre Bensusan’s eye, the art form is infinitely more nuanced than can be conveyed by a few genres, so he ignores them entirely.   The Frenc...

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Concert Preview in The Pulse, Chattanooga, US May 2012

5/15/2012

Bensusan Lets Music Speakby Richard WinhamPulse Music Contributor There’s a good reason that Pierre Bensusan, the French–Algerian guitarist scheduled to play at Barking Legs Theatre on Thursday, May 17, remains in relative obscurity despite his reputation among guitar aficionados as one of the world’s top players. Shaped by that brief, shining moment in the late 1960s when musicians privileged ...

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Interview in Chattanooga Times Free Press May 2012

5/15/2012

Q&A with French Guitar Guru Pierre Bensusanby Casey PhillipsA&E Reporter Chattanooga Times Free Press entertainment reporter Casey Phillips spoke Algerian-born French guitar guru Pierre Bensusan about how he discovered the DADGAD tuning, what drives his stylistic exploration and taking his audience on a musical journey. Q: You first picked up the guitar at age 11 after studying the pia...

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Concert Preview - Newsleader.com

5/8/2012

French Guitarist Shares An International Sound by Bill Kramer It's pretty high praise to live up to being called "the Mozart of the guitar," as Pierre Bensusan has been characterized. The modest French-Algerian guitarist, who will grace the stage at Mockingbird on May 10, probably wouldn't call himself such a thing, though you might after hearing him play. His acoustic guit...

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