Gianmaria Testa

Gianmaria Testa (17 October 1958 - 30 March 2016) was an Italian singer-songwriter. He was born in Cavallermaggiore near Cuneo (in Italy’s Piedmont region). He grew up in a family of farmers and taught himself to play guitar, writing his first songs as soon as he learned his chords. Before the start of his musical career he was station master at the Cuneo railway station. Gianmaria played and sang in several local rock bands before discovering his true, solitary vocation.