Joao Erbetta
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Joao Erbetta

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States
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Guitar Bizarre Vol.1
Guitar Bizarre Vol.2
The L.A. Sessions



Joao Erbetta, 36, is a Brazilian guitar player and producer living in Washington D.C. since 2006.
His latest individual works include the “Guitar Bizarre” CDs series, an instrumental project with a jazzy twist and a 50’s lounge approach and "The L.A Sessions" recorded with legendary Pete Curry on Drums.

Erbetta’s creations mix Brazilian and Latin American heritage with American rythms, like rockabilly, country and space age sounds, creating a fresh and original style that Guitar Player magazine classified it as a mix of “experimentalism and good ideas” (Guitar Player Brazil, March, 2007).

In “Guitar Bizarre Vol. 1”, Erbetta pays tribute to American masters as Les Paul, Chet Atkins and Al Caiola, mixing those references with a Latin approach and a funny, easylistening attitude to riffs and melodies.
In “Guitar Bizarre Vol. 2”, Erbetta invites Brazilian guitar player Regis Damasceno to join him in a Brazilian/Latin trip to more festive and sometimes introspective songs that go from boleros, to frevos, navigating the atmosphere of a retro film soundtrack.
"The L.A. Session" is the latest CD recorded in Los Angeles with Pete Curry (drums) and Richard D'Andrea (bass). No overdubs, vintage microphones and, of course, a tape machine. All new songs and a smoking version of "Tico-Tico", a Zequinha de Abreu's classic.

Last year, his surf punk country power trio Los Pirata released its second CD called “La Revuelta”, following 2003 “En Una Onda Neopunque”. In this Tarantino style-Tequila project, Erbetta becomes “Paco Garcia”, the lead singer of this rock band that puts together crazy lyrics that mix Portuguese and Spanish with a punk attitude.
“Think tequila, surf music, punk, blues, country, fifties rock, Latin music, Pixies and Beatles, mix everything in the blender and you’ll have the coolest most insane trio in Brazil”, says Regis Tadeu, from Cover Guitarra Magazine.

Joao Erbetta has produced concerts, such as “Violeiros and Guitarristas” in 2004, a project mixing traditional Brazilian acoustic guitar players such as Os Mutantes iconic guitar player Sergio Dias with heavy metal star Andreas Kisser from Sepultura.

“A good sense of melody with interesting concepts. One of the few guitarists who use the hand tremolo right”
Del Casher, American guitarist and the Wah Wah effect creator.