The virtuoso guitarist Gareth Pearson will play at Erarta Stage on April 15. Special guest star — Yarushkin/Aksenov Project.
Welsh guitar phenomenon Gareth Pearson is already considered a virtuoso in the field of finger style guitar. He has already developed a distinctive style to his playing that has earned him the greatest accolades from world renowned players; he has been called a genius by Jan Akkerman, and Tommy Emmanuel was inspired to write a song about him which he named The Welsh Tornado.
“Gareth Pearson is no average guitar player. He has developed a distinctive style and execution to his playing that has earned him the greatest of accolades from World renowned players. In less than five years, he has grown from a relatively unknown guitar appreciator into a fully fledged professional who now performs in many parts of the World. With influences such as Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel and Merle Travis, Gareth’s arsenal of techniques represents a broad gamut to be entertained by, even if one cannot see his fingers move as they dance with such fluidity. These opinions of popularity are beginning to grow further as guitar greats including Jan Akkerman and Tommy Emmanuel have invited and requested Gareth’s company on tour. Add to this his characteristic vocal signatures and you have one of the World’s most developed new guitar players that has truly blossomed” — ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE, OCT 2008
"Those who have seen him play will agree that Gareth Pearson is a special talent. Fingerstyle pyrotechnics combined with explosive lead runs make Pearson one of the most exciting acoustic musicians gigging today" — Steve Harvey (Guitarist Magazine) Mar 2010
"I really respect Gareth's abilities. He's a great young man and a great ambassador for the acoustic guitar." — Tommy Emmanuel
"I'm Gareth's number one fan! What a guitarist! His original compositions hit the ears like cool spring water on a hot summer's day. His stage show has everyone up on their feet. Fingerstyle guitar is in good hands for the next generation” — Stefan Grossman
"Not only is Gareth one of the most amazing guitarists around, he is a really nice guy and funny as hell!" — Andy McKee
"My friend Gareth Pearson is a huge talent and in his genre, one of the best young players around. I mean there's many roads that lead to Rome, but this one is definitely a great one. I can see a great future for him" — Jan Akkerman
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