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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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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 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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Pierre's US & Canada Tour starts on Wednesday...

5/8/2012

Pierre's 2012 US & Canada Tour kicks of this Wednesday with a show at Nightcat, Easton, MD The tour will take in Easton, Staunton, Charlotte, Ashvile, Decatur, Nashville, Chattoonga, Jackson, Birmingham, Takoma Park, Santa Cruz, Tiburon, Berkeley, Ashland, Portland, Everett, Seattle, Spokane, Santa Monica, Cottonwood, Scottsdale, Santa Barbara, Napa, Piermont, Fall River, West End, Cambr...

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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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Review from Psychedelicfolk.com

4/17/2012

Pierre Bensusan’s newest album shows in his guitar style a very lyrical capacity, with beautiful songlike, wide-ranged melodic qualities, changing rapidly, fluently with a sophisticated strength, speeding up and slowing down melodically, and played in two layers of arrangements as if always playing two guitars at once. While most guitarists include the picking rhythm into the inspirations, Pie...

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Interview with Pierre on Australian Radio RTRFM 92.1

4/10/2012

Listen to a recent interview Pierre gave to Australian Radio station RTRFM 92.1   http://www.rtrfm.com.au/stories/type/interviews/category/music/3696 

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2012 interview with Kevin Forde

4/10/2012

You can read a great interview between Pierre and freelance Writer Kevin Forde here .... http://kevinforde.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/a-fragile-balance-music-with-pierre-bensusan/ “In order for the music to come out there are two instruments, there is the musical instrument, the guitar, and there is the player. The player is also an instrument in the hands of the music. So both instruments h...

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