Date(s) - Friday, May 13, 2022
Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker
Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At age 6, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year worldwide. You’ve got to see him to believe him. With six strings, ten fingers and a whole lot of tricks, this word renowned virtuosic guitarist creates an orchestra of sound as he explores the bounds of what a single instrument can do. From playing down-and-dirty blues to classic Americana, this Australian performer can make his guitar roar, coo, hiss and sing while playing solo as a virtual one-man band.