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Guggino, Smith To Release Album


Last updated 6/7/2021 at 9:45am

Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith

Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith, of the Grammy Award winning Steep Canyon Rangers, are releasing their first full-length album on June 14. "Mia Dolce Farfalla" is a beautiful instrumental album of Italian dance music, or "ballo liscio."

The title track is the one original tune on the album that Guggino wrote and dedicated to his wife. The farfalla, or butterfly, has long been a symbol of the mandolin and it's fluttering tremolos.

Guggino and Smith recorded together in Black Mountain over the months of the pandemic with Seth Kauffman of Floating Action at the helm. The duo will celebrate th...

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