We have recently gotten word of a new CD by noted Italian flatpicker, Roberto Dalla Vecchia. The project is entitled Grateful, released oddly enough on the Fingerpicking.net Records label. It features a number of Roberto’s original tunes and guest performances by his fellow Italian guitar virtuoso, Beppe Gambetta.
The music showcases Roberto’s powerful acoustic guitar work, and an interesting mix of styles.
“The recording is completely acoustic and we have tried our best to capture the true tone and sound of my guitar and the other instruments. Most of the tunes I write are a combination of my love for bluegrass and my love for all the great Italian melodies I have been listening to growing up here.”
He has also made a number of guitar tab transcriptions available at no charge on his site, some with MP3 files. These are not tabs for the songs on Grateful, but primarily popular fiddle tunes arranged for flatpick style guitar. Most are his arrangements, but he also includes a Doc Watson and a Russ Barrenberg transcription.
DJs and radio show hosts who would like to receive a copy of Grateful for airplay are encouraged to contact Roberto by email.