Guitarist Pierre Bensusan performs at The Mockingbird

pierrebensusan French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan will be coming to The Mockingbird tomorrow in Staunton, VA at 8:00pm.

Born in Oran, French-Algeria, in 1957, when France was decolonizing its Empire, Pierre Bensusan’s family moved to Paris when he was 4. He began formal studies on piano at the age of 7 and at 11 taught himself guitar.

Influenced in those early days by the folk revival blooming in Britain, France and North America, Bensusan began first to explore his own diverse musical heritage and then moved to the horizons beyond. Described by the LA Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today”, his style of playing defies classification – crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more.

You watch a video of Bensusan performing here.
Tickets are available here.

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