Thursday 2 August 2018
“When you see him playing you think ‘Oh my god, he’s doing that all by himself’.” Eric Idle, Monty Python
“Imagine Chet Atkins with the testosterone of Eddie Van Halen…” Steve Vai
Australia’s world acclaimed acoustic guitar icon Tommy Emmanuel CGP returns home this August, for a couple of increasingly rare shows. Tommy brings the power and dynamism of a full band to his solo acoustic playing, with incredible charisma, stunning speed and dexterity and unerring command of melody.
Tom’s message is pure love for the guitar and the music and his delight in sharing it with the world, one audience at a time. Tommy’s greatest honour was being named by his childhood idol Chet Atkins as a ‘Certified Guitar Player’ (CGP). The legendary US guitarist and producer Atkins gave this designation to only five players in history.
Tommy will be joined for these shows by 2001 US National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Richard Smith, direct from Nashville. A good friend of Tommy’s and a world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist, Richard will open both shows – and he and Tommy may even team up for some very special surprises.
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Jeremy Dylan & Jeff Lewis
Approximately 150 minutes, including interval.
This show contains fog/haze effects. Please be aware, due to the nature of this show, some patrons may stand during the performance.
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.