João Erbetta is a Brazilian guitar player, composer and producer with a taste for mixing up new and vintage styles from Brazil, Latin America and the United States.
His Pan-American vision for music allows him to experiment with traditional Brazilian rhythms like Frevo, Carimbó and Ciranda with American landmarks as Country and Western styles with a hint of Avant-Garde Jazz.
João has recorded five solo albums over a decade, among other projects. He has performed with bands like Forro in the Dark, Nation Beat and Lynda Kay Parker in venues as the White House (at the East Wing for Michelle Obama in 2009), Washington D.C Kennedy Center (with Marcelo Jeneci in 2011), NY's MOMA (with Forro in the dark in 2010).
His main creative collaborations include musicians as Mauro Refosco (Atoms for Peace, David Byrne, Red Hot Chilli Peppers) Pete Curry (Los Straitjackets), Scott Kettner (Nation Beat) and Marcelo Jeneci in Brazil.
João is based in California and is preparing to release his new solo album "Music for Drama and Cloudy Skies" in the second quarter of 2013.He's also releasing a new Panamericans album and working on his "American Landscapes" project. Finally, João and Adam Levy recorded an album together called "Mad Flux." Hear it now on Soundcloud.
"I'm amazed by the Special 12/20 RT. What a great amp. Gorgeous reverb and tremolo. I can't stop playing."