It is the smile that you notice first with Beppe Gambetta. That and the exquisite and intricate guitar playing. He has a playful mind, and he is a bit of an imp.

He’s an Italian musician in love American root music and his own Ligurian tradition-emigration songs and folk ballads, steel strings weaving a deep melody that’s not easily classified.

His collaborations with other master craftsmen ( he’s worked with Dan Crary, Tony McManus Don Ross, Davis Grisman) have informed his work- sharpened his appetite for learning more traditions.

And he can cook…there are few musicians who understand , so deeply, the connection between good food and good music.