Biography


Marco Manusso has played alongside artists of such calibre as Francesco De Gregori, Lucio Dalla, Ron, Gianni Morandi, Mimmo Locasciulli, Renzo Arbore and the Italian Orchestra, Bobby Solo, Mariella Nava, Bob Brozman and Tommy Emmanuel. Besides working as a side-man, he has pursued his passion for slide guitar and bottle-neck as well as for dobro, Hawaiian and pedal steel guitars. He alternates between acoustic and electric guitars and has been especially inspired by the West Coast (James Taylor, the Eagles), Country Blues (Robert Johnson, Ry Cooder and David Lindley), Texan Blues (Steve Ray and Jimmy Vaughan, ZZ Top) and acoustic instrumental music (Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel and Preston Reed). He also works as a journalist and has written for music magazines such as Fare Musica, Suono and Audio Review although most of his writing has been dedicated to the magazine Guitar which he co-founded. He teaches rock-blues guitar at the Saint Louis College of Music where he has set up two courses for acoustic guitar and fingerpicking.

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