The acclaimed guitarist launches the North American leg of his world tour in May.
Currently in Australia for the Blue Mountains Music Festival, Pierre Bensusan begins the U.S/Canada portion of his journey in Easton, Md., at Nightcat May 9. Other stops include Charlotte, N.C., at the Evening Music May 11; Jackson, Miss., at Duling Hall May 18; Berkeley, Calif., at Freight & Salvage May 26; Napa, Calif., at Napa Valley Opera House June 5; Piedmont, N.Y., at The Turning Point June 21; and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at Caffe Lena July 1. Last show listed on the current schedule is in Toronto at Trinity St. Paul’s United Church July 8.
Known as the “Mozart of Guitar,” the French-Algerian musician has plenty on his plate before landing on these shores, including two nights in Shanghai, China, at the Oriental Art Center April 14-15 and two May gigs in France – Montpellier at Le Jam May 4 and Capestang at Autour de la Guitare May 5.
“My hope is always to create music that becomes part of the fabric of people’s lives,” Bensusan said. “It’s there for your enjoyment and it won’t disturb you, but if you do stop and pay closer attention, you might be magically roped into something you could not have imagined.
Some dates for Bensusan’s upcoming North American tour are already on sale. Visit PierreBensusan.com for more information.