Special to the Herald
NEW BRITAIN - Guitarist Peppino Dâ€™Agostino will be holding a workshop at Central Connecticut State University and performing in Hartford on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Dâ€™Agostino has released 18 albums and performed in over 33 countries.
In a 2017 issue of Guitar Player magazine, Dâ€™Agostino was listed as one of the 50 â€śtranscendent superheroesâ€ť of the acoustic guitar, according to a press release.
According to ctguitar.org, Dâ€™Agostino emerged as an acoustic guitarist in the early 1980s as a leader of the second wave of stylists who helped redefine the instrument in the 1990s.
â€śPenumbra,â€ť the artistâ€™s latest solo CD, was recently released by Mesa Blue Moon Recordings.
Dâ€™Agostino has shared the stage with well-known artists including Larry Carlton, Eric Johnson, Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor, Roland Dyens and David Tanenbaum, according to the press release.
The workshop will take place at 2 p.m. in the Elihu Burritt Library at CCSU, 1615 Stanley St.
The Hartford concert is at 8 p.m. at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Road.
For tickets, call 860-249-1132 or order online at ctguitar.org/2018/10/20/guitar-day-saturday-october-20-2018/?hilite=%27peppino%27%2C%27d%27Agostino%27#tickets.