San Luis Obispo Folk Music Society



Get your ticket early, Peppino is coming back with Frank Martin, at Castoro Cellars
 August 16 and at Coalesce SOLO, Friday August 15

An Introduction To SLOFolks

SLOFolks, a non profit organization, brings you live music from Appalachia to Mali, a diversity reflecting the cultural history and expression of the people's music played on a variety of instruments.
You will hear sea shanties, ballads, work songs, gypsy music, West African Kora, Celtic. Bluegrass as well as French Musettes and Brazilian instrumentalists.


"Let this be my epitaph:
The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music"

Kurt Vonnegut

"I know what music is and what music does to that next person.
I know that music unites people. Music gives hope and
Music is a way of life.  That I know"

Oliver Mutkudzi

             Check our Events page to find out about all
  upcoming SLOfolks concerts.


**On August 9, 2007, SLOfolks received our tax exempt status from the IRS. We are now a public charity, exempt from federal taxes as a 501 (c)(3) corporation.

Any bequests, transfers, gifts or contributions to SLOfolks are tax deductible under section 170 of the code.




Peppino D'Agostino with guest Frank Martin




A premiere of Peppino's new CD "Penumbra" 

which will be released worldwide in August.


Friday, August 15, Solo, Coalesce Bookstore ~ 7:00PM  ~  $22  

Saturday, August 16, with guest Frank Martin  ~ Castoro Cellars, 7:00PM  ~

Catered dinner with Giussepe's Cucina Italiana at 6PM
with vegeterian option


Peppino's daughter Aleza d'Agostino will be performing at both venues.


Aleza D’Agostino is a 23 year old, up and coming singer from San Francisco.  She has performed with various artists such as electric guitarist Stef Burns, Paraguayan harpist and violinist Carlos Reyes, Saxophone legend Marc Russo, Y&T lead guitarist Dave Meniketti, and her father, Italian acoustic guitarist Peppino D’Agostino.

Peppino D'Agostino is a Renaissance man whose inspired, poetic style earned him the "Best Acoustic Guitarist" award from readers of Guitar Player Magazine. D'Agostino's playing is like a wonderful journey, taking its inspiration from the music of Brazil, American, Ireland and his native Italy.


D’Agostino has been hailed as “a guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as well as “a giant of the acoustic guitar” (San Diego Reader), and holds many top guitar awards, but the San Francisco Chronicle encapsulated the essential difference that distinguishes D’Agostino’s music when it dubbed him “a poet.”

That poetic eloquence, grace and magic suffuses Nine White Kites, his first album of new compositions for the guitar in a decade (during which time he’s done much else wonderful with his musical talents). The set of 11 songs and two bonus tracks launches with the soaring fingerpicking of the title track, leading the listener through a tour de force showcase of D’Agostino’s mastery

"Peppino brings warm humanity  to the acoustics" 
-Adrian Legg

“Peppino writes wonderful guitar pieces. He’s one of my favorite composers for this cranky instrument. Plus, he’s a tone player. I love his sound… gets the resin and the wood.”
–Leo Kottke

“a poet…among the best talents around”
–San Francisco Chronicle

“Peppino’s music is deep and beautiful.”
–Tommy Emmanuel

“one of the most capable composers among fingerstyle guitarists”
–Acoustic Guitar

“potentially a giant of the acoustic guitar”
–San Diego Times



Frank Martin #1-small

Peppino's guest:  Frank Martin
Keyboardist / Arranger / Producer / Composer / Teacher

Northern California native Frank Martin has performed and/or recorded with a wide variety of artists that include:
The Richard Bona Band, Shankar Mahadevan, Alex Acuna, Dori Caymme, Larry Coryell, Flora Purim & Airto Moriera, Anandan Sivamani, Kala Ramnath, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Randy Brecker, Angela Bofill, Whitney Houston, Al Jarreau, Narada Michael Walden, Herbie Hancock, Patrice Rushen, Joey DeFrancesco, Trilok Gurtu, John McLaughlin, Nishat Khan, Patti Austin, Steve Winwood, Abraham Laboriel, Lady Gaga, Madona, Chris Isaak, Paul Simon.

For the past 17 years he has been a member of Sting’s “Rainforest Band” performing annually at Carnegie Hall along with James Taylor, Elton John, Billy Joel and many others. Currently on staff as an educator in the Jazz Department of the University of California at Berkeley as well as at the California Jazz Conservatory, and the Jazzschool in Berkeley, California. Served for 6 years as a Governor for the San Francisco Chapter of the National
Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. (NARAS)


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