LMMO presents Central Washington Mini-Tour with Pierre Bensusan, the French guitar master

From Wednesday, May 18 through Saturday, May 21, Learn From The Masters Outreach (LMMO), a musical philanthropy based in central Washington, is welcoming French acoustic guitar virtuoso Pierre Bensusan to the region through a series of concerts and performances. workshops. This performance segment caps Pierre’s long-awaited North American tour in 2022.

LMMO presents four concerts PLUS a guitar workshop. The LMMO has decided to present the first three concerts free of charge to the public:

“We are happy to offer this as a healing gift to the community after a long wait for live music performances during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Dr. Larry Birger, who founded the organization in 2018. .

The three FREE LMMO concerts are:

– Wed May 18, 7 p.m.
Moses Lake Civic Center Auditorium 401 S. Balsam St., Moses Lake, WA, 98837
Those planning to attend should add themselves to the guest list at:
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/learnfromthemastersmusicoutreach/685061

– Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m.

Morgan Performing Arts Center, 400 E. 1st Ave., Ellensburg, WA, 98926
Those planning to attend should add themselves to the guest list at:
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/learnfromthemastersmusicoutreach/685078

– Fri, May 20, 7 p.m.

Community Hall at The Hub, 277 Melody Ln, Wenatchee, WA, 98801
Those planning to attend should add themselves to the guest list at: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/learnfromthemastersmusicoutreach/679938

On Saturday, May 21, LMMO is also presenting two paid events:

– Pierre will be teaching a morning guitar workshop at Boogie Man Music, 101 East 2nd Ave., Ellensburg, WA, 98926 Registration at: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/learnfromthemastersmusicoutreach/685126

– Final concert of Pierre’s USA 2022 tour!
The Club Cave in the beautiful Cave B Estate Winery (near The Gorge Amphitheatre)
348 Silica Rd NW, Quincy, Wa, 98848 Tickets: $35 in advance / $40 at the door
Info / Order tickets online at: https://caveb.com/cave-b-estate-winery-events##events

LMMO, is dedicated to reaching people’s hearts and relationships with the healing power of music. They work closely with world-class artists to pursue this mission. Pierre, and especially his philosophy behind this new album, is so in line with LMMO that they have also become one of the main sponsors of the album: WATCH: LMMO presents Pierre Bensusan: The Azwan Washington Tour

The world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist has taken his unique sound to every corner of the world and is thrilled to resume his long-awaited tour across the United States, releasing his new album “Azwan” – about our unity and interconnectedness – finally performing these songs for live audiences in the midst of a unifying global crisis. Emotional, delicate, playful and moving, it garners rave reviews.

It’s as if the guitar had carte blanche to play on its own! Franco-Algerian acoustic guitar virtuoso, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan, nicknamed “Mr. DADGAD”, has taken his unique sound to the four corners of the globe. Winner of the Independent Music Awards for his triple live album “Encore”, voted best guitarist in world music by the readers’ poll of Guitar Player Magazine, and winner of the Rose d’Or at the Montreux Festival for his first album, Pierre is recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of the 21st century.

Born in Oran, France-Algeria, in 1957, when France was decolonizing its Empire, Pierre Bensusan’s family moved to Paris when he was 4 years old. He began formal piano studies at the age of 7 and at 11 taught himself the guitar. Influenced in his early days by the folk revival that was flourishing in Britain, France and North America, Bensusan first began to explore his own diverse musical heritage, then moved on to other horizons. He signed his first recording contract at the age of 17 and a year later his first album, “Près de Paris” won the Grand Prix du Disque on its debut at the Montreux Festival in Switzerland.

Described as one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans on the world music scene today, Pierre’s name has become synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the term World Music came into its own. be invented. He literally created a playing style with the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band while taking the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is both a bilingual and original composer and vocalist and improviser, with his own scat technique.

Immortalized by the tribute tune ‘Bensusan’ written by the late Michael Hedges, and referenced as an important source of inspiration for many other great musicians, Pierre Bensusan is a one-of-a-kind artist whose music transcends genres and genres. eras, with an uninhibited style sense of musical freedom and expression, a sense of something both playful and serious, out of this world but right here; right now. His “way” of playing defies classification – spanning world, classical, jazz, latin, traditional, folk, pop and more. None can be isolated as simply “World Music”, “Celtic”, “Arabic” or “French”; rather, they represent the authentic vocabulary of Pierre and the best part of our world in its current state, a world that is shared.

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