Peppino D’Agostino, the critically acclaimed and award-winning acoustic guitarist, has racked up more acclaim since his first last to Santa Monica! As well as being named
"BEST ACOUSTIC GUITARIST" in Guitar Player magazine’s Reader's Choice Awards (2007), in Acoustic Guitar Magazine Player’s Choice Awards, Peppino was voted:
Best Acoustic Album Of All Time
Every Step of The Way (Bronze, tied with Leo Kottke)
Guitarist Of The Year - Fingerstyle Guitar
(Bronze, tied with Trace Bundy & Al Petteway)
Acoustic Guitar Of The Year
Peppino D'Agostino Seagull Artist Series (Silver medal)
PEPPINO D'AGOSTINO has earned a place on the short list of the world's very best acoustic guitarists. A true creative genius blesses with dazzling technical ability. Peppino's original compositions are introduced to international audiences by an artist of rare charisma. He is regularly featured in guitar magazines such as Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Player, Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine and Chitarre (Italy). As the Anchorage Daily news wrote, "In addition to being a total scholar and master of the acoustic solo guitar, Peppino is also an astonishing entertainer."
"Obsessed" with the guitar since he heard his cousin play in his native Italy when he was a boy, Peppino is among the most versatile guitarists on the scene today, fusing many styles and cultures into his own. He collaborated on breakthrough CDs with classical guitar master David Tanenbaum creating Classic/Steel and with Huey Lewis and the News electric guitarist, Stef Burns on Bayshore Road. Peppino's most recent CD, Nine White Kites. The new CD brims with the agility and artistry that has earned D’Agostino praise as “a giant of the acoustic guitar” (San Diego Reader) and “a poet… among the best talents around” (San Francisco Chronicle).
Award winning acoustic guitar player Peppino D'Agostino will be performing several Los Angeles area dates to support 'Nine White Kites', his first album of new solo guitar compositions in a decade:
June 10th at the Dana Point Community House in Dana Point, CA
June 11th at the Mission Viejo Civic Center in Mission Viejo, CA
June 12th at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA
June 15th at Constable Jack's in Newcastle, CA
Learn more at www.peppinodagostino.com and http://www.myspace.com/pdagostino