Australian guitar virtuoso and master finger-picker Tommy Emmanuel will be in concert at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall with special guest Anthony Snape. Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. He was touring regional Australia with his family band at the age of six. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe and at 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins.
Influenced by the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins fingerstyle of guitar picking, Tommy developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band, covering drums, bass, rhythm, and lead guitar and a vocal melody simultaneously. No loop pedals, no overdubs, just one man and ten fingers. While some artists take ten-piece bands on the road and still fill out the sound with backing tracks, Tommy builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.