Livio Guardi and Wilson Montuori
A collection of songs inspired by the Mediterranean Sea by a duo with deep roots in Tuscany and a world-wide perspective.
Livio Guardi - vocal, acoustic guitars, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, bouzouki, harmonica
Wilson Montuori - vocal, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin
Also joining them on some tracks are Valerio Perla (percussion), Arcadio Baracchi (flute), and Andrea 'Lupo' Lupi on bass.
The artists say:
Livio Guardi and Wilson Montuori are an acoustic duo who has found their unique musical blend after ten years of performing together. Their repertoire includes songs in English and Italian, and they play instrumental pieces that draw from Mediterranean, Blues, Old-Time, Jazz, Latin and Irish music.
The variety of instruments and Guardi and Montuori’s touch of Italian humor makes this duo’s performance an incredible musical journey. In the summer 2002 they have been NYSCA funded and performed in a variety of venues including the prestigious New Bedford Summerfest in Massachusetts where they shared the stage with noted performers such as Jack Hardy, the Copper Family and Kevin Burke. They have appeared in numerous radio interviews and airplay, and in July 2003 they were been musical hosts at “The Roundtable,” WAMC northeast public radio, with notable host Paul Elisha.
Their latest CD Diomedee is a collection of songs inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, and has been widely acclaimed both from the public and the music press in Europe and the United States.
"Stunning and unique"
"Their style sparkles like animated Italian conversation floating over Chianti and meatballs" The Chronogram
"American audiences might be surprised at the diversity and creativity of their repertoire" Daily Freeman
"Guardi and Montuori will take you on whirl wind musical world tour" Almanac
"If Italy had a mayberry, then imagine Livio and Wilson being its traveling minstrels" Night Life
"There are tunes that combine an articulated musical construction with lyrics that reach a high emotional intensity" America Oggi
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