Parlor Room to Present French Guitar Master Pierre Bensusan
Date: Tues May 3 Time: 7:00pm
Where: The Parlor Room (www.signaturesoundspresents.com/the-parlor-room)
Address: 32 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA, 01060
Order Advance Tickets: www.ticketfly.com/event/1116505; Or Phone: 413-923-2800
Pierre has just released 2 beautifully-recorded NEW videos on YouTube -- Wu Wei: youtu.be/b23L99oBt_Q and Le voyage pour l'Irlande: youtu.be/luWveym90uE -- and began this tour with a stellar performance in The Bridge Jazz Festival.
Often referred to as the "Mozart of Guitar", Bensusan is also calling this tour the celebration of a dynamic 36-year association with his longtime guitar-maker Lowden Guitars (www.lowdenguitars.com).
His current tour as well marks two more recent international accolades bestowed upon Bensusan recently.
At the end of his concert at the Queen's Hall in Newtonards in the Ards International Guitar Festival (Northern Ireland), Bensusan was given the festival's "Lifetime Achievement Award". He is in good company with previous winners including Martin Taylor, Martin Simpson, John Renbourn and Davey Graham.Bensusan's 3-CD set titled 'ENCORE', an ambitious and expansive retrospective collection celebrating his 40 years as a globetrotting concert performer won in the "LIVE PERFORMANCE ALBUM" category at the 2014 INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS (The IMAs). His CD set was nominated early in the year and through votes from the listening public was ALSO awarded the prize of "Vox Pop Winner (the fan-determined portion of The IMAs)," receiving more votes than any other artist in any other category.
For an extensive list of Bensusan's awards, see www.pierrebensusan.com/epk_english.asp.