It's always an honour and a privilege to open for Tommy Emmanuel! Since the release of my Disappearing Day album in Australia in 2008, Tommy has been a huge part of my life! I've spent the last 10 years spent living in Nashville TN and touring with TE throughout the USA, the UK and Europe and writing songs and sharing experiences from aboard with fans and family in Australia. So it is really special to be invited to open for Tommy in the country I was born, Australia! This show will be a special one!
Australia’s internationally acclaimed acoustic guitar icon Tommy Emmanuel CGP has added yet another accolade to his vast collection, having just been named number one acoustic guitarist in the world on Music Radar, as voted by fellow musicians.
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.
Tommy’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.