LIVE: Great Guitars @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 4/19/14

May 7th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg
The Great Guitars

The Great Guitars

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Let’s face it, this spring has been a busy, busy season for guitar fans around Nippertown. Guitar greats have been everywhere – from Pat Metheny at Proctors to the all-star Hendrix tribute concert at the Palace Theatre, from Rodrigo y Gabriela at The Egg to the Julian Lage/Chris Eldridge duo at Saratoga Arts.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall got in on the six-string action last month, too, hosting the current incarnation of the Great Guitars tour, led by Martin Taylor – yes, that’s pretty much the quintessential name for a guitarist, eh?

In addition to Taylor, the concert featured Frank Vignola, Vinnie Raniolo and Peppino D’Agustino, all armed with acoustic guitars and sporting some mighty serious six-string mastery throughout the evening. Not only did they perform as a sparkling guitar quartet, but they also broke it down into various trio, duo and solo performances during the show. And there was plenty of humor laced throughout the night, too, especially when Vignola and Raniolo teamed up as a twosome.

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LIVE: Peppino D’Agostino @ the Woman’s Club of Albany, 3/29/11

April 7th, 2011, 12:55 pm by Greg

I saw Peppino D’Agostino at the Woman’s Club of Albany and sat immediately next to Paul Rapp, who was reviewing the show for Metroland. Since we saw essentially the same show, I will simply refer reader to his review. However, since I left at intermission, to be fair, I request that people only read the first half of his review.

Review by Paul Jossman

LIVE: Peppino D’Agostino @ Caffe Lena, 10/9/09

October 15th, 2009, 10:34 am by Greg

Peppino D'Agostino

Peppino D'Agostino

Last Friday night, Caffe Lena hosted an evening that could only be categorized as a guitarist’s or a guitar fan’s dream. At the Saratoga Springs second-floor coffeehouse Italian born Bay Area resident Peppino D’Agostino took the stage to present two sets of mesmerizing acoustic guitar work.

The stunning repertoire was drawn from many of his nine critically acclaimed albums, including the breathtaking “Grand Canyon” and the Latin-tinged “Cost Rica,” both from his most recent release, “Every Step Of The Way.”

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