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Open Spaces

by Roberto Dalla Vecchia

Flatpicking Guitar with Italian Gusto.
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. Running Boy
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2. Hurry
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3:25 album only
3. Long Walk Home
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4. Handsome Molly
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5. Devil's Dream/Cripple Creek
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6. Peace of Mind
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7. Pack Up and Move On
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8. Athabasca Falls
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9. Crazy Game
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10. Open Space
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Album Notes
The CD has been recorded and mixed by Aldo Menti and myself during the months May - October 1997 at White Studio, Italy.
The recording is completely acoustic and we have tried our best to capture the true tone and sound of my guitar and the other acoustic instruments. We have been using two AKG Acoustics C414B microphones.

Songs are played both in flatpicking and fingerpicking style, often with alternate tunings.
Songs cover an array of different kinds of music, Bluegrass - Folk - New Age, and represent my personal research of the musical and technical boundaries of the acoustic guitar.

Acoustic guitar artist Roberto Dalla Vecchia draws deeply from his personal homeland to craft his melodic folk-bluegrass tunes.
Based in Italy, Dalla Vecchia performs regularly at concerts and festivals and teaches workshops throughout Europe.
He is the winner of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 2003 Homegrown CD Award.
Let his signature flatpick style guide you through an original and exciting repertoire of new standards for acoustic guitar.

The Vicenza, Italy-based artist learned classical piano as a child, but later embraced the guitar thanks to the meeting with flatpicking guitar guru Beppe Gambetta.
Dalla Vecchia maintains a busy solo performance schedule at various venues throughout Europe. He toured nationally and internationally, performing at the European World of Bluegrass (Barneveld, The Netherlands), SBMA Winter Bluegrass Festival (Brugg, Switzerland) Blue Dew Festival (Zwolle, The Netherlands), Bluegrass Festival Hoofddorp (Hoofddorp, The Netherlands), International Guitar Festival (Sarzana, Italy), Notte Country (Milan, Italy), Country & Bluegrass Music Festival (Vicenza, Italy) among others.
In addition to performing at concerts, festivals, community events, Dalla Vecchia runs his own Acoustic Guitar Workshop in Italy each year and teaches guitar workshops in Europe.

Dalla Vecchia makes his own mark with Open Spaces, an ambitious, richly textured collection of compositions, some solo, others with a band. His second solo CD, Sit Back, has been released in 2002. The predominantly original collection incorporates alternate tunings, harmonics, and other percussive techniques, and is his songs allow a listener to lose oneself, and ramble the back roads of a personal, musical landscape.
His guitar work is also featured on various compilation CDs, Flatpicking 2003 (FGM 113) European World of Bluegrass 1999-2001-2002 (SCR Productions), Country In This Country (MAP Records), among others.

Dalla Vecchia’s playing stands out as melodically inspired and meaningfully focused. His flair for the melody is also strongly evident in his compositions, many of which are singable and memorable.


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