THE RECORD IS KILLING.. SUCH GREAT MUSICIANSHIP
and your playing and arrangements are very powerful.
I wish you much success !! Big admiration to you"
"...record is killin'! such great musicianship!"
"wow this is such a beautiful piece of music,
you must be a very big star in Italy"
Acoustic Guitar Magazine
" Italian Fingerstyle Master "
Vintage guitar magazine
"thrilling acoustic Work..The italian ace deploys his immense technique to serve the song, not the reverse
"confident precise, sassy.....surprise with unusal resolutions,
harmonics and speed"
"Expert Musician, fine instrumentalist, clever composer"
New York Music Daily
Italian virtuoso guitarist Alberto Lombardi is an internationally renowned acoustic solo fingerstyle and electric rock player.
Also a singersongwriter and producer, he just released his new album “Home”, mixed by legend engineer Bob Clearmountain (Springsteen/Stones), also featuring original lead singers of the band Chic, Norma Jean Wright and Luci Martin.
Nile Rodgers, producer of countless hits from Madonna to Bowie said about the record : “Killing! Such great musicianship!”
Alberto has rocked stages as big as Italian Stadiums like Olimpico and San Siro, or Pavillao Atlantico in Lisboa.
He’s now touring with the Alberto Lombardi Stratocaster Tribute, interpreting the music performed on the Strat by greats like Clapton, Hendrix, Gilmour, SRV etc.
His captivating acoustic performances are comprised of elaborate arrangements of great classics both of the Italian and international tradition, incorporating fingerpicking, flatpicking, some looping and singing, but also original songs and compositions.
He toured extensively in Europe and USA, playing renown guitar series like “Argenta” Arkansas, “Wooden Hall” in California and major guitar festivals like Muriel Anderson’s All Star guitar Night, Peter Finger’s International Guitar Night, Chet Atkins appreciation Society, Sarzana and also indie clubs like NYC Rockwood music hall and Nashville’s City Winery.
Put among the 8 guitarists to watch in 2018 (Vintage Guitar Magazine) and 10 best emerging fingerstyle guitarists in the world (Guitar Masters Poland).
Alberto is a Taylor Guitars and B&G guitars supported artist.
More on the acoustic work
His arrangement of “Volare” gained Stefan Grossman’s attention, who released an instructional video of Alberto’s work.
He then went on releasing multiple albums and instructional videos for Stefan Grossman and Peter Finger.
His acoustic records have received many great reviews, first of all from the master himself Tommy Emmanuel ( “It sounds beautiful and your playing and arrangements are very powerful! Big admiration to you!”), but also from renowned magazines such as Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Journal, Vintage guitar, Minor 7th, Chitarra acustica, Chitarre.
His arrangements are very personal, derived from the different musical experiences Alberto has in rock, jazz, country and pop as a session player. Yet they're rooted in the style of the great Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel. He digs into complex arrangements of Italian and american classics, translating them on the guitar (Georgia on my mind, Volare, 'O Sole Mio), picking up clever harmonic movements from those great arrangers and composers and making them his own, on the six string.
He also write his own material, both fingerstyle instrumentals and as a singer songwriter .
The Rest of Alberto’s Musical life
Alberto has also been a session player, studio owner and record producer/arranger/mixer for 25 years, based in Rome Italy, where he produces major and Indie Italian Artists.
He tours regularly with his “Alberto Lombardi’s Stratocaster Tribute” and his acoustic solo shows, but also with a handful of of italian pop artists and tribute bands.
His international collaborations are diverse and range from pop artists like Robbie Dupree and the original singers of the band Chic, to legend mixing engineer Bob Clearmountain (Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams).