Tommy Emmanuel w/special guests Pat Bergeson & Annie Sellick at The Harvester
450 Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
A master technician, Tommy Emmanuel started professionally at age 6, rising through the ranks as a studio player and member of several Australian rock bands before he set off on a solo career. One of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP), he’s piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Record Industry Association, and repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll.
A noted finger-style guitarist, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. His talents, which translate in any language, carry him to the far corners of the globe, but Emmanuel never plays the same show twice, and he improvises big chunks of every show.
“It’s all about the feeling of the music,” Emmanuel says. “And it has to make me feel something. I’m still playing for myself, you know, because I figure if I please me, the I’m pretty sure I’m gonna please you.
For tickets and more information, visit Harvester-Music.com or call 540-GUITARS (484-8277).