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 (butterlinguitars.com)
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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