Stefano Barbati is an Italian guitarist with an eclectic repertoire that includes rock, Mediterranean, Brazilian, and blues with a touch of the classical thrown in for good measure. Rarely have I heard “Sunshine of Your Love”, the Rolling Stone’s “Miss You”, or multiple Jimi Hendrix tunes played back to back with selections like Isla Negra by a solo acoustic guitarist. He was born in Lanciano in 1973 and initially started out as blues-rock guitarist. His switch to acoustic came after listening to Michael Hedges, Franco Morone, and Tuck Andress. He has played at a number of guitar festivals, including Healdsburg Guitar Festival in the U.S. Hope you like him.
Sunshine of your love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNgt_Sk7P5A&feature=related
Pensierio solitario: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h611jTaGQq4&feature=related
The wind cries Mary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2pCkzmWGSo
Little Wing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMJHUvCtmkI
Up from the skies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ17yvRx9A8&feature=related
Six Bars Jail concert #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W94KekY16YE&feature=related
All along the watchtower: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQNQz30z2PI&feature=related
Tornerà il sole: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XafGUuhpVKc&feature=related
Verdemar Albarino, from the Rias Biaxas in Spain. Albarino is a Spanish grape that yields wines with similarities to Sauvignon Blanc yet different. The Verdemar has similar citrus aromas and tastes to a Sauv, but not as strong. The finish is long, clean, and stony. It has a richer, fuller mouthfeel than most Sauvs. I’ve often heard Albarino’s described as having flavors of lychees, which I’ve now discovered taste like a cross between a grape and a pear. Good description. Enjoy a fine wine and a great guitarist as you while away the waning days of autumn. Enjoy!