Renowned guitarist Pierre Bensusan to perform in Sunapee

Photo by TINA KORHONEN/ www.tina-k.com © 2011

French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan will be performing at a special concert hosted by the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse at the Sunapee Harbor House Livery on May 5 (from 7 to 9 p.m.). Photo by TINA KORHONEN/ http://www.tina-k.com © 2011

Sunapee, N.H. — French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan is coming to Sunapee this week.

The renowned artist will be performing at a special concert hosted by the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse at the Harbor House Livery, 58 Main Street, on Thursday, May 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a $20 suggested donation for this event.

“Pierre’s music gives me the shakes. No other guitarist shares his strange gifts of sophistication, accessibility and downright joy. Even at its most complex, Pierre’s music only needs ears to be enjoyed,” says Leo Kottke of Bensusan’s music.

Bensusan’s name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented.

“One of the truly gifted musicians of our time – he plays the guitar as if it were the very soul of himself,” says George Winston.

For more information about this special CoffeeHouse event, visit: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.