Flavors of Italy with Reno Brandoni & Gavino Loche

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Reno Brandoni and Gavino Loche, both talented guitarists, come to us from Italy. They will be touring in California after performing and attending the NAMM at the Anaheim Convention Center.  

Reno Brandoni was born in Messina, Sicily.  In the 1980’s he collaborated and toured with Stefan Grossman, John Renbourn, Duck Baker and Dave Van Ronk. In 2000 he founded the website Fingerpicking.net and the Italian magazine Chitarra Acustica. The magazine and website have become the home to the acoustic guitar community in Italy. Reno has written and published several books on guitar playing including, Come Suonare La Chitarra Fingerpicking and Open Tuning Basics. His CD’s include Bluesando, Zingarom, Yelda,       Anema e Corde and his newest CD Indifeso (2017).  

Gavino Loche is a virtuoso of the guitar. He is capable of moving from one genre to the next with the greatest of ease. His YouTube performances have garnered millions of hits. In 2010 he was awarded for the best up-and-coming Italian guitar player at the A.D.G.P.A. (Atkins-Dadi Guitar Player Italian Association) annual convention. Gavino was the winner of the “Concorso Italiano Chitarre 2010” as well as in 2013 winning the guitar contest at “Arrangiatevi.” Gavino’s solo performances sound like two really good guitarists playing together. He combines tapping, percussive sounds and incredible finger-style arrangements. The initial astonished audience reaction is, “How does he do that?”  Gavino’s latest book is Contemporary Fingerpicking Guitar (2017).

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door on the night of the show. Advance tickets are available at the link below. Doors open one hour before show time. The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. 

If you need more information, or have any questions, please call us at #510-654-3808.