Join us Friday, September 28 as local favorite and internationally acclaimed acoustic guitarist Peppino D’Agostino returns to the Benicia Historical Museum!
A native of Italy, D’Agostino has made his considerable international mark as a musical artist on the guitar since he arrived in America 33 years ago. In 2017 Guitar Player listed him as one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of the acoustic guitar. The CD Every Step of The Way was awarded by Acoustic Guitars Peoples Choice Awards with a Bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time. His signature Seagull acoustic guitar has been voted among the ten best signature guitars by Guitar Player magazine.
Peppino gives guitar workshops, master classes and seminars worldwide. Top leading publishers such as Truefire, Alfred Publishing, Hal Leonard and Acoustic Guitar Magazine Books have published his compositions and instructional methods.
To date Peppino has recorded 18 CDs, performed in over thirty three countries at international festivals and concert halls. He has shared the stage with such greats as Larry Carlton, Eric Johnson, Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor, Roland Dyens, David Tanenbaum and many more. D’Agostino’s latest solo CD Penumbra was released by Mesa Blue Moon Recordings.
More information can be found on the artist’s website: http://www.peppinodagostino.com/
Carlos Reyes, recording artist, producer, engineer, harpist and violinist has been breaking musical barriers since his first public performance at the age of five. Born in Paraguay, South America, he began his musical education at the age of three and a half on the violin. A few years later, his father, a musical and national hero in Paraguay, dared young Carlos to learn the complicated 36 string native Paraguayan harp. Taking his fathers challenge seriously; Carlos purchased his first harp for $50.00 when he was just ten years old. Two weeks later, he earned a double encore and $250.00 at his first professional harp concert. Since then he has taken the Harp and its music to new and ground breaking levels. At an early age Carlos eventually learned to play many different instruments including Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Keyboards, as well as mastering the use of a variety of electronic devices and special effects.
Carlos’ first album, The Beauty of it All, was on the Top-Ten Contemporary Jazz charts in Billboard Magazine for over 15 weeks. Over the years he has backed such artists as Chuck Mangione, Bill Evans, Clark Terry, Pat Travers, and MC Hammer. He has shared the concert stage with great artists from Craig Chaquico, The Crusaders, The Rippingtons, and Roy Rogers to Charlie Daniels, Wynona Judd, Clint Black, Willie Nelson, John Handy, The Doobie Brothers, Steve Miller and many more.
Along with an international musical reputation, Mr. Reyes has amassed a large enthusiastic Bay Area following always wondering what new surprise or style of music hell bring to the stage. His charismatic personality and outstanding musical talents are a potent combination with which he performs an extensive and entertaining repertoire. The Bay Area is proud to claim Carlos Reyes as one of its favorite and most talented artists
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns presents
Peppino D’Agostino in Concert with Special Guest Carlos Reyes
Friday, September 28, 2018, 8:00 PM
Doors open at 7:00 PM