Pierre Bensusan

Pierre Bensusan

Pierre Bensusan (born 30 October 1957) is a French-Algerian guitarist. As Sephardic Jews, his family came from Spain, Spanish Morocco and French Algeria. The genre of his acoustic guitar music is often characterized as Celtic, Folk, World music, New Age, or Chamber jazz. He has also published three books of music and tablature.

A wide variety of musical styles and influences can be heard in his music. He is most noted for playing in DADGAD tuning.

Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album “Encore” (2014), “Rose d’Or” of the Montreux Festival for his first album, “Près de Paris” (Switzerland, 1976), “Best World Music Guitar Player ” by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time.

One of my personal favorites is his “So Long Michael“ a tribute to “Michael Hedges” upon his passing.


If you’re a fan of Spotify, here’s a couple tunes to get you started:

Website: http://pierrebensusan.com/

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