“the record is killing, such great musicianship!”
Italian virtuoso guitarist Alberto Lombardi is an international renowned acoustic solo fingerstyle and electric rock player.
His captivating Acoustic performances are comprised of elaborate arrangements of great classics both from the Italian and international tradition, incorporating fingerpicking, flatpicking, some looping, improvisation and singing. From Italian classics like Volare and Roma nun Fa la stupida stasera to Beatles and Sting, to jazz classics like All of me and Cantaloupe Island.
On Electric shows Lombardi plays the great classics that spawned from the legendary Fender Stratocaster celebrating the likes of Hendrix, Gilmour, SRV etc. In both the electric and acoustic shows he includes the anthemic songs from his recent Album "Home".
Put among the 8 guitarists to watch in 2018 by Vintage Guitar Magazine, and the best new fingerstyle guitarists in the world by Guitar Masters Poland 2017.
He toured extensively in Europe and USA, playing major guitar festivals like Muriel Anderson’s All Star guitar Night and Peter Finger’s 25 concerts german tour International Guitar Night.
He’s a regular performer at Chet Atkins appreciation Society, played renown USA guitar series like “Argenta” in Arkansas, “Wooden Hall” in California and most Italian Guitar Festivals.
He has played for institutions like the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and The Italian institute of Culture in LA.
In January 2020 He played his first USA tour as a solo acoustic player, right before the pandemic.
Tommy Emmanuel, one of the most influential guitar players of all times, with whom Alberto was lucky to play a few times, said about his first acoustic record: “It sounds beautiful and your playing and arrangements are very powerful! Big admiration to you!”
“It sounds beautiful and your playing and arrangements are very powerful. I wish you much success !! "
Also a singersongwriter and producer, he released his album of songs “Home” mixed by Springsteen and Rolling Stones legendary engineer Bob Clearmountain who said : "Fanatstic guitar player! Wow this is such a beautiful piece of music”
The album also features the original lead singers of the band Chic, Norma Jean Wright and Luci Martin.
As a teacher, his guitar arrangement of “Volare” gained Stefan Grossman’s attention, who released several instructional video of Alberto’s work. He also released two praised acoustic guitar albums, "The fermi Paradox" and "Birds" , for Stefan Grossman and Peter Finger's label.
His records have received many great reviews from renowned magazines such as Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Journal, Vintage guitar, Minor 7th, Chitarra acustica.
Nile Rodgers, producer for Madonna, Duran Duran and Bowie to name a few, said this after listening to the album: “the record is killing, such great musicianship!”
"Fanatstic guitar player!
Wow this is such a beautiful piece of music”
Alberto is a Taylor Guitars, B&G guitars, Kyser capos and Fred Kelly picks supported artist.
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.
As a sideman Alberto has rocked stages as big as Italian Stadiums like Olimpico and San Siro, or Pavillao Atlantico in Lisboa. In his 25 years career he's worked with major Italian acts as a session player and record producer/arranger/mixer for 25 years. He runs his recording studio called "Belairstudio" in Rome, Italy.
Acoustic Guitar Magazine - "Italian Fingerstyle Master"
Vintage Guitar - Pete Prown, Magazine
“Acoustic Maestro. thrilling acoustic Work..The italian ace deploys his immense technique to serve the song, not the reverse"
Minor 7th - “Alberto Lombardi bursts into your speakers with the same kind of verve that Tommy Emmanuel commands. Confident, precise, sassy… but then tenderly evocative… Lombardi has truly conjured the spirit of the quintessential country gentleman, Chet Atkins. On his new CD “Birds,” he not only nails Merle Travis picking, but reinvents it into service in new and creative ways that surprise with unusual resolutions, harmonics and speed. “
New York Music Daily - “Amazingly Eclectic“