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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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Pierre is currently touring in Australia

3/14/2012

Pierre's tour in Australia got off to a great start with five shows at Port Fairy Folk Festival!!  The tour will see Pierre taking in Melbourne, Sydney, Dee Why, Perth, Fremantle, Adelaide, Margate, and Deloraine with a two day guitar workshop in Katoomba on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th March and a one day guitar workshop at The Little Theatre in Deloraine on Sunday 1st April.  Visit the Tours ...

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Pierres track Hymm 11 will be used in the Randy Rhoads The Quiet Years DVD

3/14/2012

I am happy to inform you that an excerpt from my piece "Hymn 11" (album "Altiplanos") will be used for the book and DVD soon to be released, about the life and art of late Rock guitarist, Randy Rhoads, who died in a plane crash in 1982.  He played with Ozzy Osborne. He lived in Santa Monica and was well respected. The following web site is pretty interesting: www.ultimaterand...

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