Gareth Pearson interview – A great fingerpicker at the 2018 Issoudun festival

The Issoudun Guitar Festival 2018 was the occasion for me a beautiful musical discovery in the person of fingerstyle guitarist Gareth Pearson who was the opening act for the duo Jean-Félix Lalanne and Eric Gombart during the acoustic evening. A big thank you to Jean-Baptiste Hardy (also interviewed at this Issoudun festival) who introduced me to Gareth who is his friend. Welcome to another Guitar-in-Hand video interview!

Interview summary

  • Introduction: a composition played in full
  • His background and his influences
  • The first fingerstyle piece he played
  • Debriefing of his concert the day before
  • The next projects

A big thank you to luthier Guy Butterlin (
who lent one of his guitars for this interview.

Gareth Pearson interview

Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!

Pierre Journel.

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