Performance Info

Thursday, January 21, 2016 -
2:00pm to 2:40pm
NAMM Hilton Stage

Artist Info

Roberto
Diana
Acoustic Guitar, Weissenborn and Vocals
Genre:
Acoustic
Endorsed By:
Elixir Strings
Coffee Break by Roberto Diana
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Roberto Diana

Los Angeles
CA

Sardinian electro-acoustic stringed multi-instrumentalist songwriter, composer and performer nominated at the 12th Independent Music Awards. Roberto performs on a variety of instruments including Acoustic and electric Guitars, Weissenborn, baritone 8 strings guitars, dobro, banjo and bouzouky.

In September 2012 he released his first solo record “Raighes Vol 1”(“Roots” in the Sardinian language) rated as one of the best instrumental album of the year for the music magazines/webzines:(Mescalina(IT), Buscadero (IT), Akustik Gitarren (DE), Guitar Club (IT), The Real Roots Café (NL) , R2 (UK) and others.

He toured “Raighes Vol. 1 Solo Tour” Internationally (USA, Scotland, Luxembourg, UK, Germany and Italy) and played also at The Troubadour in London and at the world famous Whisky a go go in Los Angeles where he record his Live DVD released May 2015.

His show it's a mix of Mediterranean music with a Rock and Roll sensibility that astonishes audiences.

Since 2008 Roberto plays with roots rock band Lowlands and, to date, has recorded and co-produced six albums with them, also touring internationally with them.

 

Roberto has been invited to play at some of the most important trade fairs in the world, including the NAMM Show (Los Angeles), MusikMesse (Francoforte), Disma , SHG (Milano), ADGPA Italy and Acoustic Guitars International Meeting (Sarzana).

Endorsed by different brands of guitar tools (Elixir Strings, Reference Laboratoy Cables, MN Guitars and Anderwood Guitars Weissenborn).

The lutherie, MN Guitars, has built a "Twilight 001/09 Roberto Diana Signature guitar”, which was presented for the first time in Los Angeles at NAMM ‘09.

 

Roberto is a subtle yet powerful guitarist, equally at ease in both electric and acoustic settings. His personal musical style infuses classic guitar virtuosity with a rock n roll sensibility, making for an exciting and enthralling listen.

 

He has established a solid reputation in the studio, having worked both as an engineer and a producer on more than 40 recording projects with international artists such as Will T. Massey, Steve Lukather, Tony Levin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Lewis, Frank Gambale, Dean Parks, Brian Ray, Pietro Nobile, JP Cervoni, Simon Phillips, James Raymond, Linda, Amanda Shires, Rachel Z, Joey Huffman, Richard Hunter, Chris Cacavas and many more

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUOTES:

"One of the best Italian Guitar Player"(Gianni Zuretti – Mescalina)

“Sounds, rhythmics percussion and harmonies all in one guitar, without loops or effects. You can't miss it!” (Akustik Gitarren - DE)

"This is really rather lovely." It is.(R2 Rock and Reel Magazine UK)

“It's truly amazing to hear Roberto's ability to fill the hall with the sound of a full orchestra while maintaining the intimacy of one man giving his all to a very receiving audience” (C McM Colonsay Scotland)

"this guy shouldn't play guitar so well for his tender years - but he does!"(Chris Cacavas - Green on Red)

 

 

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