Chic’s Nile Rodgers Hails Ace Italian Guitarist, Alberto Lombardi, As a True Great!

Titles: Start Again (Single); Home (Album)

F.F.O: Sting; David Gilmour; The Eagles


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“The record is killing, such great musicianship!” Nile Rodgers
"Fantastic guitar player! Wow, this is such a beautiful piece of music!” Bob Clearmountain

With celebrity fans such as Chic’s Nile Rodgers and legendary engineer, Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen; David Bowie; Rolling Stones), Alberto Lombardi has already won legions of fans with his expressive guitar playing and rich song writing but his latest single, “Start Again”, looks to catapult him in front of even larger audiences. “Start Again” is a an intense and profound single which has at its lyrical heart some of the most beautiful lines from Dante’s Inferno, whilst Alberto’s extraordinary guitar work is nothing short of revelatory, a fitting showcase for one of Stratocaster’s greatest living exponents.

The song “Start Again” is a rich, epic ballad with beautiful guitar work and intense lyrics about a new fresh start. Some of the words are based on lines in The Inferno, by Italian poet, Dante. Dante imagines that Ulysses sails to unknown shores with his men, instead of going back to Itaca and leads them beyond the pillars of Hercules where the world was believed to end. His speech to convince them to endure the challenge is a milestone in literature and shines a light on the human soul and its infinite capabilities.

“Ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza” [“we were born to pursue virtue and knowledge”]

Coupled with a sumptuous video, it shimmers with the ageless sound of bands like The Eagles and a Sting-like vocal, yet feels completely contemporary -

At home on both acoustic and electric guitar and as a session player, Alberto Lombardi has made his name playing at guitar festivals around the world, from All Star Guitar Night in America to huge shows in Germany and Portugal and the legendary San Siro and Olimpico Stadiums in Italy.. His records have received acclaim from the undisputed master of acoustics Tommy Emmanuel ("…sounds beautiful, your guitar-playing and arrangements are very powerful!"), but also from major international magazines such as Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Journal, Vintage guitar, Minor 7th and Acoustic Guitar. He is currently touring with his Alberto Lombardi Stratocaster Tribute where he plays the great music of artists related to the iconic guitar, legends such as Clapton, Hendrix, Gilmour and Jeff Beck.

More Praise for Alberto Lombardi:

“Alberto Lombardi’s debut solo project titled ‘Birds’ is a joy…a wonderful recording.. a very impressive and creative guitarist” - Bill Piburn, Fingerstyle Journal

“Acoustic Maestro…thrilling acoustic work. The Italian ace deploys his immense technique to serve the song, not the reverse" - Pete Prown, Vintage Guitar Magazine

“Italian Fingerstyle Master”, Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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March 10, 2020 12:42pm ET by Quite Great  

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