Tommy Emmanuel, known for his complex fingerpicking style, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar, will perform in the McDonald Theatre on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
All ages advance tickets are reserved seating and available now for $39 for seats close to the stage, $34 for seats under the balcony and in sections 1,2,3 in the balcony, and $29 for upper balcony seating at all Safeway TicketsWest outlets, and online at TicketsWest..
Doors will open at 6:30 pm. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm.
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Tickets day of show will cost $42 for seats close to the stage, $37 for seats under the balcony and in sections 1,2,3 in the balcony, and $32 for upper balcony seating.
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Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and 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 “finger style” – 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 recently released his latest solo 2-disc album Little By Little to great reviews.
The Knoxville News Sentinel’s Wayne Bledsoe raved, “Emmanuel’s playing, compositions and covers are all gorgeous…he never fails to deliver.”
He continued, “For those who aren’t familiar with Emmanuel, he is one of the world’s most astounding guitarists to ever perform on a stage. In live performance, he is a marvel of speed, inventiveness and showmanship.”
As the Swahili proverb says, all things are possible if you just take it little by little, step by step. This was the inspiration behind the album title, Little By Little.
Emmanuel explains, “The proverb holds a special significance to me because it’s a lesson I had to learn in my life – to take things one day at a time and not be so concerned about tomorrow and I think that’s an important lesson to learn.” Emmanuel describes the album as “a joy to make” but says “it took a lot longer than any other project I’ve ever done purely because the songs kept coming. With this album, I was really pleased that all these elements came together so I could get that message across through my music and get a good positive message out there to people.”