'Mozart of Guitar' Pierre Bensusan's 'Encore' Has Wins 2014 IMA Award

The "Mozart of Guitar", Pierre Bensusan, has won an Independent Music Award in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore". The 3-CD set was nominated early in 2014 and through votes from the listening public, Pierre has been awarded the prize of "Vox Pop Winner". Pierre received more votes for "Encore" than any other artist in any other category!

The Independent Music Awards (IMA's) is an international program that honours top ranked independent artists in more than 80 Album, Song, EP, Producer, Music Video and Design categories. The IMA's were created in 1999 by Music Resource Group (MRG). The program features previous major-label artists as well as self-released and indie label talent from more than 70 countries on six continents.

"Encore"- Pierre's IMA Award winnning release, contains 35 tracks taken from concert recordings between 1974 and 2013, including two fascinating duets with world renowned keyboard wizardJordan Rudess(Dream Theater), and several 'early years' bluegrass recordings with banjo greatBill Keith.

Engineered in Los Angeles byGrammywinnerRich Breen, with additional engineering by Dave Bevan atAlive Network Recording Studios,Encorefeatures11 tracks never previously releasedcommercially in any form and delivers the definitive live recording fans have been waiting for, showcasing Pierre's unique sound and improvisational in-the moment style.

Pierre says,"I am thrilled to have won the IMA award. Thank you to the IMA team, but above all, thank you to everyone who voted for your tremendous support."

"Encore" was released towards the end of 2013 and can be purchased from Pierre's website here:http://www.pierrebensusan.com/encoreoron iTunes here

View the"Origins of Encore"video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El0gS6dXr1k

SOURCE Alive Network Entertainment Agency

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