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Tommy Emmanuel
Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Opening artist: Rick Price

Tommy EmmanuelTwo-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel has a professional career that spans over four 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.  Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Emmanuel to pick up the guitar as a child. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel's biggest fans. In 1999, Chet honored Tommy Emmanuel with the title of "Certified Guitar Player" for his lifetime contribution to the instrument, a rare honor shared by only three other people in the world.

Tommy Emmanuel “is unquestionably one of the most gifted artists of our time.” - Jim Ohlschmidt, Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Tommy Emmanuel's Official Website - Click to view.

 

 

 

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