Hugh's Room Live presents Pierre Bensusan at Roncesvalles United Church

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Hugh's Room Live presents Pierre Bensusan at Roncesvalles United Church

The French/Algerian guitar legend makes his triumphant return to Toronto for the first time in five years!

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Roncesvalles United Church 214 Wright Avenue Toronto, ON M6R 1L3 Canada

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Bensusan's 2020 North American tour was in full swing when the pandemic shut it down. He’s making up for lost time with an extensive North American tour that will bring him to the beautiful and intimate Roncesvalles United Church.

Pierre Bensusan has, throughout his career and string of recordings, confirmed his place as an acoustic visionary who combines sensibility with shadings of ethereal jazz, pop, ethnic and classical melodies, free and fusion styles. Born in 1957 in French Algeria, Bensusan released his debut album Près de Paris in 1975 at the age of 17. It won Le Grand Prix du Disque at the Montreux Festival in Switzerland (1976). More albums and extensive touring followed, as well as a recording contract with Columbia in the US.

DOORS: 7pm


THIS WILL BE A SOCIALLY-DISTANCED CONCERT. You will be seated with your group according to how many tickets you purchase. Feel free to bring a cushion for your bottom as the church pews are made of wood!


Pierre will be hosting a day-long workshop the following day. Tickets for that are here:

"Pierre’s music gives me the shakes. No other guitarist shares his strange gifts of sophistication, accessibility and downright joy. Even at its most complex, Pierre’s music only needs ears to be enjoyed."

- Leo Kottke

"Listening to Pierre Bensusan is rejuvenating. Beside his extraordinary touch and tone, the notes and melody appeal directly to the tender side of our human nature."

- Steve Vai

"One of the best acoustic guitarists on the planet. His passion and ability to express complex musicality and sensitivity is unsurpassed. Pierre Bensusan is an exquisite, unique and passionate acoustical musical experience."

- Acoustic Magazine, UK