Barbara Higbie & Peppino D'Agostino with Special Guests Jamie Sieber and Jaron Lanier
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The last date listed for Barbara Higbie and Peppino D'Agostino was Sunday December 5, 2010 / 7:30pm.
Quotes & Highlights
“D’Agostino plays steel-string guitar with virtuosity and complexity…Influences are as far-flung as the flamenco work of Paco de Lucia and the pop sensibility of the Beatles, evident in the songs he’s written, which brim with memorable melodies.” –_Chicago Tribune _
“Barbara Higbie is one of the most exciting musicians I have heard, full of life and brilliant in her playing.” —_San Francisco Examiner _
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Musical colleagues Barbara Higbie and Peppino D’Agostino offer a multifaceted evening of music celebrating the winter solstice. Barbara—a Grammy-nominated composer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer—and Peppino—a virtuoso acoustic guitarist, composer, and singer—join forces for a performance that features solo and duo sets ranging from originals to what Barbara describes as “musette pieces, some acoustic funk, a splash of classical, Italian, Irish, and African, but mostly our own unique music played in a warm, interactive manner.”
Higbie’s music combines technical brilliance and joie de vivre. Her eclectic background includes classical piano and violin studies, immersion in the musical culture of Ghana, and groundbreaking work with the jazz-folk-bluegrass band Montreux and with Terry Riley. Her compositions combine jazz, folk, classical, African, Brazilian, and Celtic elements to create music that is lyrical, rhythmically playful, and harmonically inventive.
A native of Italy, D’Agostino combines technical prowess with the rich lyricism and passion of his Mediterranean heritage. His compositions, marked by dynamic rhythms, constant changes in tuning, and evocative melodies, highlight his distinctive method of playing. Peppino, who won Guitar Player magazine’s 2007 Reader’s Choice award for Best Acoustic Guitarist, now resides in the Bay Area.