The Hero’s Journey of Francesco Mascio

21st March of 2022: my new record is out: “My Standards” (Birdbox Records) While waiting for the physical copies, I invite you to listen to the entire work on Spotify by simply clicking on this link:

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Play.

What is my idea of happiness? An harmonic balance between the spiritual plane and the material

What is my greatest fear? The fear of being alive without living.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? The fact of doubting myself

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Those that denote inflexible security.

What is my greatest extravagance? I think it’s to be a bit of a hipster.

On what occasion would I lie? For the sake of someone or some situation.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Having to sell myself.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? On stage during concerts and in general when I have the
opportunity to play with my guitar.

If I could, what would I change about myself? The sense of self-confidence.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Having presented my solo guitar album “Wu Way” at the
Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome in 2018.ÅMÅŽÕÑ&dchild=1&keywords=Francesco+Ma

Where would I most like to live? In places where there is a sense of art, health and joie de vivre.

What is my most treasured possession? Physical and spiritual mental health.

What is my most marked characteristic? The passion for music and art in general.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The outskirts of my city where there is a lot of green. I love nature.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Tsopela Pub in Monterotondo (Rome)

What books influenced my life and how? “Hands of Light” and “Light Emerging” by Barbara Brennan, are
books that made me understand for the first time in a strong and clear way, how little we know about ourselves
and the reality that surrounds us.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? The music of the place where I am about to die.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Krishna , Socrates, Lao Tsu, Buddha, San Francesco, Tiziano

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My parents, my wife, my son.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? “La vita é bella” by Roberto Benigni.

What role plays art in my life and work? It plays a central role as it represents my lifestyle, my job and my
great passion at the same time.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? Whether consciously or not, everyone is the arbiter of their own destiny.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? I think my first fan is my wife.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021? PRS Guitars, Fender, Gibson, Xotic California, Suhr Guitar, Warner Music Group, Sony, Blue Note Records, ECM Records, Dreyfus Records.

Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2021?
Stefano Bollani, Enzo Avitabile, Paolo Fresu, Dafer Yousef, Lionel Loueke, Vinicio Capossela, Quincy Jones, Nguyên Lê,
Trilok Gurtu, Enrico Rava.

What project, in 2021, am I looking forward to work on? To the realization of my new album and new musical productions in general.

Where can you see me or my work in 2021?

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? In my opinion, it means that you cannot help but follow your own nature, that is, what you feel inside yourself.

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? Giovanni Imparato, Pippo Matino, Lorenzo Vella (Nightingale Studios), Riccardo Sabatini (Fiore d’Oriente), Fausto Delle Chiaie (Artist), Claudio Montuori, Alberto La Neve, Sonia Lippi, Tonino Ospedale (Artist), Vincenzo Vasi.

How can you contact me? By e-mail to this address:

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