Twang Fest # 4 June 14, 2019 - Peyote Cafè, Magenta (MI) The Twang Fest returns to Peyote Cafè in Magenta, the fourth edition of the Italian twang guitar festival. It was 1957 when an American guitarist, Duane Eddy, started to forcefully play the bass strings of his Gretsch "Chet Atkins", after having slipped the amplifier into a metal container to increase the echo effect. The sound that came out was called "twang" by the listeners, as if to define the nervous impact of those strings that rang on their turntables. From that moment the "twang" has become an obsession for rock and roll, surf, rockabilly, blues and jazz guitarists (just think of the "twangoso" sound of Jim Campilongo). And the Twang Fest, with the excuse of this verb onomatopoeia, wants to celebrate a musical world, bringing together, in the same evening, some guitarists who love and practice twang daily in their musical activity.
This year the exceptional guest is the great CHRIS CASELLO, guitarist from Detroit, but who lived for about 20 years in Nashville, now residing in Chicago. One of the best guitarists in the world, specializing on the streets of Nashville to the sound of country, rockabilly, surf and vintage blues. It combines great technique with the art of entertainment. His telecaster will show you the stars.
From Slovenia there will be the young and talented Urban Zotel. Guitarist who trained on Jimmy Bryant records but also at the court of TK Smith, Tommy Harkenrider and Kid Ramos. Western swing to the nth degree for this young European guitar ace From Milan there will be Marco "Python" Fecchio. A veteran of the southern sound of the United States, devoted to the sound of Ry Cooder, lover of chicken picking.
Guests of the evening will be Tammi Savoy, a singer from Chicago, very young and talented, who recently received the Ameripolitan Award for best singer in the world of rockabilly for women. Next to the stage a Vintage Corner where some really rare and valuable guitars, brought by C’esco’s Corner and Vintage Choice, will drool those present.
The end of the evening, as for the three previous editions, will see everyone on stage for a thrilling final guitar twang session. In short, if Duane Eddy were here we are sure he would be very proud of how his "idea" of 1957 evolved after 62 years.
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