Bar LunÀtico is thrilled to host the rare guitar summit of Jim Campilongo and Luca Benedetti. Two inspired and unique voices on the instrument team up for what promises to be a transcendent evening of twang and beauty.
Billboard Magazine calls Jim Campilongo, “an American treasure”, an accolade this guitarist’s artistry and influential career has richly earned him. He is widely recognized as a member of The Little Willies, featuring Norah Jones and Richard Julian. In 2010 Fender Guitars bestowed Jim the honor of the Campilongo Signature Telecaster, a high quality instrument made by Fender’s elite Custom Shop.
Guitarist, composer, and producer Luca Benedetti has been performing in a wide variety of Roots, Jazz, Country, and Americana-inspired projects since moving to New York in 1996. His most recent collaborations include performances and recordings with Jim Campilongo, Speeding West, Honeyfingers, Tubby, The Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout, Zephaniah & The 18 Wheelers, The Dang-it Bobbys, Jason Loughlin & The String Gliders, Kelli Scarr & North of Amarillo, he National Reserve, and Margo Valiante.
In 2015, as an original member of Honeyfingers, Luca co-produced and performed on the Jim Campilongo and Honeyfingers album "Last Night, This Morning" hailed by Vintage Guitar as "a brilliant record with magic and artistry" and by Guitar Player Magazine as "....a hoedown throwdown that looks to be one of the top guitar records of the year".
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