Discover the genius of acoustic guitarist Pierre Bensusan on June 19th
Pierre Bensusan is a fine contender for the title "greatest musician you've never heard". Over a 35 year career which has taken him to every corner of the globe, his unique style has developed on his own terms, never being diluted by the pressure to conform. His latest release "Vividly", combines exquisite solo guitar pieces with an equal number of passionate vocal performances.
Bensusan's music was described by the UK's Melody Maker as having "the easy inevitability of true genius" - a label with which legions of passionate fans are only too quick to concur. Indeed, Bensusan is the kind of artist who, like an initiation to a secretive society, many fans discover through a personal and reverent introduction from a friend or family member.
Despite his relative obscurity within mainstream music, Pierre is a highly regarded and influential musician. UK folk legend Davy Graham (sighted by most as the inventor of the DADGAD guitar tuning also employed by Bensusan) on meeting Pierre said:
"Now that Pierre is here, I no longer need to play guitar!"
Australian guitar legend Michael Hedges wrote a piece titled "Bensusan" in dedication to his admiration of Pierre's work.
Friday 17th June @ Liverpool Philharmonic | Tickets → | 0151 709 3789
Saturday 18th June @ The Junction, Goole | Tickets → | 01405 763 652
Sunday 19th June @ The Half Moon, Putney | Tickets → | 08444 77 1000
Monday 20th June @ Bridgend World Roots, The Haywain, Bridgend | Tel: 07779 655689
Wednesday 22nd June @ Greystones, Sheffield | Tickets → | 0114 266 5599
Thursday 23rd June @ Bar 1:22, Huddersfield | Tickets → | 01484 480 252
Tuesday 28th June @ The Stables, Milton Keynes | Tickets → | 01908 280 800
Wednesday 29th June @ Nordern Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead | Tickets → | 01628 788 997
Thursday 30th June @ The Met, Bury | Tickets → | 0161 761 2216
Friday 1st July @ Cheshire Folk, Middlewich | Tickets → | 07962 531 521
Saturday 2nd July @ The Sage, Gateshead | Tickets → | 0191 443 4661
May 20, 2011