Strings of Heart
One of the most popular Italian guitarists abroad, he is one of the few, as the American magazine Acoustic Guitar writes, capable of having a personal and recognizable sound. His melodies performed with extraordinary sensitivity give emotions from the first listening, thanks to a sound dense with lyricism, rhythm and Mediterranean warmth. With his guitar you have the sensation of being carried anywhere with a handful of notes, taken by the hand by a warm and gentle sound, full of delicate rhythms and original lines of counterpoint. His repertoire has roots in blues, jazz, Celtic and Italian folk, languages assimilated in the course of tireless research and mastered with absolute competence. Attending a concert by him is like embarking on an exciting journey through border music, standards and original pieces, paths of an art that skilfully combines culture and sentiment. His CD of traditional songs "Italian Fingerstyle Guitar" won the JPFolk Awards for American independent music and several trade magazines report him as one of the most interesting contemporary guitarists for his peculiar sonorities. “Back to My Best”, presented at FolkClub ten years ago, has been defined by critics as one of the best solo guitar albums of recent years. Author of numerous didactic texts, Franco today represents a reference point for learning the acoustic guitar. Over the years, Morone has built his reputation as one of the best guitarists internationally, a musician who composes and arranges fascinating melodies and then performs them with extraordinary sensitivity. For his eleventh concert on our stage, exactly thirty years after his first appearance in the Via Perrone cave , Franco presents his new album "Strings of Heart", a collection of original songs and arrangements that reconfirm his name among the great international interpreters of the acoustic guitar.
"Franco is not only the most important Italian fingerstyle guitarist, but also on a world level he has few rivals." (Daniele Bazzani - Guitars).