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Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

Classical Columbiana, OH  US

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    Mar 30

    Stockholm, SE | 7:30pm
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  • Tue

    Mar 31

    Malmö, SE | 7:00pm
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    Apr 1

    Malmö, SE | 7:00pm
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    May 19

    Edmonton, AB, CA | 8:00pm
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    May 23

    Winnipeg, CA | 4:00pm

    Tommy Emmanuel Door time: 7:30pm Support act:Frank Vignola and Vinny RanioloFor show information:info@spanktheplank.caTwo-time GRAMMY nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australias most respected musicians. With a professional career spanning five decades, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide.His unusual talent and life are common lore in Australia: born into a musical family, Tommy got his first guitar at age 4 and was taught by his mother. He quickly learned by ear, with no formal instruction, and has never read music. By age 6 he was working as a professional musician in the family band (variously named The Emmanuel Quartet, The Midget Surfaries and The Trailblazers). By the age of 10, young Tommy had already played his way across Australia.Chet Atkins honored Tommy with the title of Certified Guitar Player for his contribution to guitar music, a very rare distinction shared by only four other people in the world. After an amazing performance with his brother Phil at the Sydney Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, the world wanted to know who this mysterious Australian guitar virtuoso was. In 2001, Tommy released his first solo-acoustic albumand his popularity has grown by leaps and bounds aided by a non-stop touring schedule and increasing exposure in the media.His album The Mysteryearned him another Grammy nomination, and in 2008 Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine named him Best Acoustic Guitarist and Gold Medalist in the in the Readers Choice and Players Choice Awards. Guitar Players 2010 Readers Choice awards named him Best Acoustic Guitarist for the second time!In all, Tommys catalogue includes over 20 musical recordings of solos, duets, ensembles, cover tunes, originals, utilizing both electric and acoustic guitar. He has made 6 live performance DVDs, 6 additional instructional DVDs and CDRoms, and he regularly teaches master classes while on the road.Earlier this year, Tommy released The Colonel and the Governor, a jazz-inspired duet album recorded with the equally talented Martin Taylor.Tommys latest album is the self-released and highly anticipated live CD/DVD combo, Tommy Emmanuel cgp: Live and Solo in Pensacola, Florida. Recorded live in early 2013 in Pensacola, FL this CD/DVD includes old and new favorites, exhibiting Tommys amazing showmanship and musical talent as he performs before a packed house.Performing live for his fans is extremely important to Tommy: he has demonstrated this by playing close to or over 300 concerts every year for the last seven years! Guitar players of all levels come to his shows to watch him work his magic, but his appeal goes far beyond musicians. His live shows are known for their humor, performance, passion, and infectious joy.Tommy Emmanuels message is just pure love for the music and his delight in sharing it with the world, one audience at a time.(Bio courtesy of Tommyemmanuel.com)

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