Cascadia Music is proud to present Pierre Bensusan in concert. It’s as if the guitar has been given free reign to play itself. French-Algerian acoustic guitar virtuoso, vocalist and composer Pierre Bensusan, nicknamed “Mr. DADGAD”, has taken his unique sound to all corners of the globe. Winner of the Independent Music Awards for his triple live album “Encore”, voted Best World Music guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine reader’s Poll, and winner of the Rose d’Or at the Montreux Festival for his debut album, Pierre is recognized as one of the greatest guitar players of the 21st century.
Born in Oran, French-Algeria, in 1957 when France was decolonizing its Empire, Pierre Bensusan’s family moved to Paris when he was 4. He began formal studies on piano at the age of 7 and at 11 taught himself guitar. Influenced in those early days by the folk revival blooming in Britain, France and North America, Bensusan began first to explore his own diverse musical heritage and then moved to the horizons beyond.
Pierre is excited to return to the Methow Valley again: “After a two year hiatus, staying home, playing, writing and longing to share the music live once more, it will be a blast to finally go on tour again throughout the USA & Canada.” Bensusan continues: “I’m overjoyed to at last perform my songs from the Azwan album, and share my brand new book Guitar Collection published by Hal Leonard”
TICKETS: $22/advance, $25/door. DATE: Wed, Sept 14, doors open 6pm, concert starts 7pm. Masks are welcomed and encouraged. General admission, no reserved seating. Pierre will perform two 45 minute sets with a brief intermission. LOCATION: Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp, WA. INFO/CONTACT: 509-997-0222, cascadiamusic.org