Bio

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Danilo Cartia, cantante, banjoista, chitarrista, compositore, e insegnante (chitarra e banjo 5 corde). Già alla fine degli anni Settanta si dedica alla musica tradizionale americana ed è tra i primi a introdurre la musica Bluegrass in Italia. Il Folkstudio di Giancarlo Cesaroni, locale storico e culla della musica tradizionale ed etnica di Roma, gli offre un trampolino di lancio nella sua lunga carriera di musicista. Si è esibito anche in Messico, dove ha partecipato al 1° e 2° Countryfest Internacional Mexico , in Russia con cinque concerti (2011). Membro attivo della European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA), vanta numerose collaborazioni in album con svariati musicisti, tra cui quella con il grande cantautore texano David Rodriguez, con il quale ha inciso l’album “Racing Aimless” (2012). E’ inoltre organizzatore della “Rome Bluegrass Jam“, strumento di diffusione culturale e punto di riferimento a Roma per gli appassionati di questo genere. E’ ideatore e organizzatore del Bluegrass Meeting italiano, che si svolge annualmente a Sarzana (SP, Italia) nell’ambito del famoso Acoustic Guitar Meeting. E’ stato uno dei rari musicisti invitati a suonare con la sua Band presso l’Ambasciata Americana di Roma (ottobre 2013).

Attualmente si esibisce in diverse formazioni:

Danilo Cartia Band – Original & Traditional Bluegrass & Blues

La BJGband BJG Roots Music (Bluegrass, Jazz, Gospel)

 


ENGLISH

Danilo Cartia is singer, banjoist, guitarist, composer, and teacher (guitar and 5-string banjo). Since the end of the Seventies he devoted himself to traditional American music. He is among the first ones who introduced Bluegrass music in Italy. The well known “Folkstudio” of Giancarlo Cesaroni, the cradle of ethnic and traditional music of Rome, was the springboard for his long career in music. He performed in Mexico at the 1st and 2nd Countryfest Internacional Mexico (2008, 2011), in Russia (2011), where he gave five gigs, He collaborated with a number of musicians in the making of their albums, including the one just recorded with the great Texan singer-songwriter David Rodriguez, “Racing Aimless” (released in 2012). As active member of the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA), he is also the organizer of the “Rome Bluegrass Jam“, an important point of reference for cultural and musical diffusion for the fans of this genre. He is the organizer of the first Italian Bluegrass Meeting, yearly held in Sarzana (SP, Italy) as part of the famous “Acoustic Guitar Meeting”. He is among the few musicians who over time were invited to give a gig at the American Embassy in Rome (October 2013).

He currently performs with his band and some other different line-ups:

Danilo Cartia Band (Bluegrass, Blues, Rockgrass)

 The big band BJG Roots Music (Bluegrass, Jazz, Gospel)

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