NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 20th two-time Grammy nominated and world-renowned Australian "fingerstyle" guitar phenomenon Tommy Emmanuel will self-release his highly anticipated live CD/DVD combo, titled "Tommy Emmanuel cgp: Live and Solo in Pensacola, Florida."
Recorded live in early 2013 in Pensacola, FL this CD/DVD set offers 17 tracks of pure Tommy Emmanuel: live, solo, and acoustic. This self-produced release includes old and new favorites, exhibiting Tommy's amazing showmanship and musical talent as he performs before a packed house at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio.
Emmanuel comments, "I loved recording this show because it was intimate, raw, yet I felt like I could take my time and try to play thoughtfully....it was a night to remember!"
Critics worldwide have been praising Emmanuel's live performances for years. John Sinkevits of The Grand Rapids Press recently remarked, "Emmanuel…does it all with real flair and genuine love for that instrument, so much so that even his circus-trick-like, eye-candy gimmicks seem designed not just as supremely entertaining devices for audiences but as ways to get every possible sound or squawk out of every part of his guitar."
The legendary guitarist, whose professional career spans five decades, continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Tommy's unique style—he calls it simply "fingerstyle"—is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Tommy plays all that—and more—on one guitar. Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Emmanuel to try this "fingerpicker" style as a child. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel's biggest fans.
Tommy Emmanuel is an honorary Kentucky Colonel, a CGP (Certified Guitar Player), an Order of Australia Medalist (AM) and the holder of an honorary Master's Degree (MA).
Windy and Warm
(Encore) The Te Ranch
9/20 – Evansville, IN - Victory Theatre
9/21 – Columbus, OH - Capitol Theatre / Riffe Center
9/22 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall
9/24 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
9/25 – Highland, KS - Culbertson Theatre - Highland Community College
9/26 – Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre
9/27 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland
9/28 – Oklahoma City, OK – Douglass Auditorium
9/29 – Norman OK – Guitar Workshop at Gilliam Music
9/30 – Little Rock, AR – Guitar Workshop at Little Rock Frets
10/1 – Conway, AR – Reynolds Performance Hall
10/2 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
10/3 – The Woodlands, TX - Dosey Doe – The Big Barn
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