with support Richard Smith
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“Songs are our teachers. They show us the depth of the human race and its unrelenting desire to create.” -- Tommy Emmanuel
Anytime you talk to any of Tommy Emmanuel’s fans, whether musicians or civilians, invariably they will speak of not one but two qualities that define his greatness. The first, predictably, is his extraordinary guitar playing. Considered by those in the know to be among this planet’s greatest guitarists, his playing is simply miraculous, as it would take three musicians, or more, to do what Tommy does solo. Who else, for example, when playing “Day Tripper,” can lay down the rhythm part, dig into the riff and sing the melody all at once on just one acoustic guitar?
Which brings us to the other aspect of his music always mentioned, and without which the first might not be as powerful or as infectiously appealing: the joy. Yes, joy. Because it’s one thing to play these multi-dimensional arrangements flawlessly on an acoustic guitar. But to do it with that smile of the ages, that evidence of authentic, unbridled delight, is an irresistible invitation to feel his music as deeply as he does. “The joy, he says, “is there always because I'm chasing it through music. Seeing the surprise in peoples' eyes is worth living and working for... I can't help but play to the people with all my heart, which is overflowing with joy of being in that moment that I’ve worked all my life for. And here it is!”
Although his expression is instrumental, he comes to the guitar much more like a vocalist, positively singing melodies through the strings. He inhabits the tunes he performs, delivering every nuance and turn of phrase. His own songs are also illuminated always with lyrical melodies that go right to the heart, such as his beautiful ode to his daughter, “Angelina,” or his great “story without words,” “Lewis & Clark.” That they resonate so deeply without words makes sense, as words only go so far. But music, coming from a genuine and joyful source, can go so much farther. Now with The Best of Tommysongs, he brings us a complete collection of his own songs, all rich with ripe melodicism and rendered with joy in real-time.
“When I was a kid, I wanted to be in show business. Now, I just want to be in the happiness business. I make music, and you get happy. That’s a good job.” --Tommy Emmanuel
Check out Tommy Emmanuel's skill and unique style in the videos below!
"Angelina" is a song written for Tommy Emmanuel's second daughter, Angelina. This is a song that Tommy's plays the world over. It is featured on his albums, 'Endless Road' and 'The Best of Tommysongs'.
“Song For A Rainy Morning” appears on Tommy Emmanuel’s double album "The Best of Tommysongs." It was written, performed, and produced by Tommy. He plays his TE Personal Custom Maton on this song.
This was an historic moment recorded on February 27, 2016 at the Historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. It features Tommy Emmanuel performing his song "Tall Fiddler" in what became part of the live album 'Live! At The Ryman.'
"Classical Gas" is a song originally composed by Mason Williams. Over the years, it has become a staple in Tommy Emmanuel's live performances. The other songs featured in this video are "Walk Don't Run" by Johnny Smith (made famous by The Ventures) as well as "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" by Elton John & Bernie Taupin.
- Performance Schedule
- Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 8:00 PM CAL