Davide Sanna (pronounced: Dav-e-day Sarna) is an exemplary guitarist and performer from Sardinia (Italy).



His earliest musical memories were deeply influenced by the old acoustic and electric blues (names such as B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Albert King) and music from the sixties and the seventies. Traditional Mediterranean music was always in the air though, whether it came from the North African AM radio stations, or the traditional Sardinian music on the popular summer night celebrations.


Ten years later however his heroes had become Bob Dylan and Richard Thompson. And that's when it all came together for him, when he realised he wanted to be a songwriter and not just an instrumentalist. He later discovered artists like Ry Cooder, Django Reinhardt, Inti-Illimani, Robert Johnson and Pat Metheny.


Davide combines styles that echo traditional folk roots mixed with his innovative approach to playing the guitar and composing. 
Such unusual upbringings lead to a music that cannot easily be labelled.  Acoustic Folk Roots maybe serves the purpose, although the variety of styles in Davide's music drifts from Folk to Mediterranean to Jazzy flavours, across countries and genres.  A song like ‘3 Months of Rain’ starts almost as a Delta Blues (probably some dry Sardinian river delta), with touches of sitar sounding guitars (Indian Classical music is a great love of Davide's), to finish off in some Middle Eastern bazaar

Davide's songs have been described as "far from conventional”.  His country's sea- faring history, its myths and its beauty often contend with affairs of the heart and a person's need to reach out beyond the limits of his environment and self as themes. Beautifully sung and vigorously performed, such songs are not quickly forgotten. However, Davide is not simply known for the quality of his song writing, but enjoys the respect and admiration of all those who have ever witnessed one of his performances.


His career so far has seen Davide play with, or open for the likes of Peter Green, B.B.King, Brendan Crocker, Roddie Frame, Steve Wynn; and perform at festival and prestigious venues around the world such as Ronnie Scott's, Purcell Room, The Kashmir Klub, Frankston Guitar Festival (Australia), The Lucky Dog (Boston, USA), Rocce Rosse & Blues (Sardinia), Glastonbury Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, Gibraltar, plus  TV and radio appearances along the way! 

“A virtuoso player, who accompanies his words with a musical
authority born of brilliance, Davide Sanna is the complete artist.”
(Quote -
The Psycho's Review of Contemporary Acoustic Music)


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