A third concert for the tail end of the summer season was held this evening in Piazza Angelio in Barga Vecchia with a large crowd sitting down to eat a meal in the piazza courtesy of Riccardo Negri at the L’osteria. Last week the music had a definite classical feel with the concert by Massimo Salotti and the soprano Sally Li (article here) This week it moved over to popular music with a concert by the singer from Pisa, Cristiana Mariotti and the very talented guitarist James Wynne.
James was last here in Barga in August for the guitar master class with Antonio Forcione (article here)
Influences on James Wynne : So many…. of people I’ve played with, here are the ones in my heart… First of all: Silvio Traversa & Peri THEN: Ivan Appino, Mario Punzi, Davide DalPiaz, Marco Gardini.
Guitar Influences: Page, Dean De Leo, Andy Summers, Steve Jones, Angus Young, Antonio Forcione, Jake E. Lee, Pete Townshend.
Composing Influences: Paul McCartney, Eagles, Queen, Kiss, AC/DC, Police, Foo Fighters, Soulwax.
Nelle tenebre riposo la mia anima. Non cerco la luce, non bramo i colori. Il mio spirito è nero. Sono un angelo con l’anima di demonio. Non ci sarà salvezza per me, ne per chiunque mi starà accanto – Cristiana Mariotti
Click on the link below to hear a short (ten minute) interview with James recorded in the barganews office just five minutes after he came off stage in Piazza Angelio this evening (in English )