“The record is killing, such great musicianship!” Nile Rodgers
“Fantastic guitar player! Wow, this is such a beautiful piece of music!” Bob Clearmountain
“Alberto Lombardi’s debut solo project titled ‘Birds’ is a joy…a wonderful recording.. a very impressive and creative guitarist” – Bill Piburn, Fingerstyle Journal
“Acoustic Maestro…thrilling acoustic work. The Italian ace deploys his immense technique to serve the song, not the reverse” – Pete Prown, Vintage Guitar Magazine
“Italian Fingerstyle Master”, Acoustic Guitar Magazine
With celebrity fans such as Chic’s Nile Rodgers and legendary engineer, Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen; David Bowie; Rolling Stones), Alberto Lombardi has already won legions of fans with his expressive guitar playing and rich song writing but his latest single, “Start Again”, looks to catapult him in front of even larger audiences. “Start Again” is an intense and profound single which has at its lyrical heart some of the most beautiful lines from Dante’s Inferno, whilst Alberto’s extraordinary guitar work is nothing short of revelatory, a fitting showcase for one of Stratocaster’s greatest living exponents.
The song “Start Again” is a rich, epic ballad with beautiful guitar work and intense lyrics about a new fresh start. Some of the words are based on lines in The Inferno, by Italian poet, Dante. Dante imagines that Ulysses sails to unknown shores with his men, instead of going back to Itaca and leads them beyond the pillars of Hercules where the world was believed to end. His speech to convince them to endure the challenge is a milestone in literature and shines a light on the human soul and its infinite capabilities.