Gareth Pearson is an acoustic guitar player and composer from Cwmbran, South Wales in the UK. Although only nineteen years old, Gareth’s extraordinary talent has gained him wide recognition among guitar fans. He has toured with Tommy Emmanuel and Jan Akkerman, played at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention in Nashville and was personally invited to open for Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at their New Year Party in New York. He has also opened for Ray Davies, founding member of the legendary 60's band The Kinks, John Renbourn, Woody Mann and others.
Gareth’s influences are wide, ranging from guitarists such as Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Jerry Reed and others but his own distinctive voice is clearly audible in his own compositions, some of which appear on his new release, Adrenaline Rush, which is available to order online or at his concerts. In performance, his “exuberance of youth,” as one fellow musician put it, is clearly evident.
Festivals: 2007 (Year Round)