DEBASHISH BHATTACHARYA (INDIA)
Through over 45 years of experience in study and performance, Debashish has pioneered a style of Hindustani slide guitar that is remarkable and unique. Through exhaustive research and experience, he has designed and patented 3 guitars for raga music, which he has named Chaturangui, Gandhravi and Anandi. These guitars are played lap style, with a small steel bar and finger picks.
Debashish has played these guitars live and on record with Ustad Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Jerry Douglas, Derek Trucks and many other world renowned musicians. In India, he has performed for Pandit Ravi Shankar and also appeared in many Indian music festivals.
Debashish’s approach to raga music and philosophy of teaching has changed the life of many. Having played more than 3000 concerts all around the world and trained over 1000 students. Debashish has redefined Indian Classical Music on slide guitar. Through his incredible talent and discipline, Debashish has elevated the Hindustani slide guitar to be the highest evolution of slide guitar on a global level.