Tommy Emmanuel, CGP, returns to the stage at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Thursday, March 9, 2023 with special guest Richard Smith.
Anytime you talk to any of Tommy Emmanuel’s fans, invariably they will speak of not one but two qualities that define his greatness. The first, predictably, is his extraordinary guitar playing. Considered by those in the know to be among this planet’s greatest guitarists, his playing is simply miraculous as it would take three musicians or more to do what Tommy does solo. Who else, for example, when playing “Day Tripper” can lay down the rhythm part, dig into the riff and sing the melody all at once on just one acoustic guitar?
Although his expression is instrumental, he comes to the guitar much more like a vocalist, positively singing melodies through the strings. He inhabits the tunes he performs, delivering every nuance and turn of phrase. His own songs are also illuminated always with lyrical melodies that go right to the heart, such as his beautiful ode to his daughter, “Angelina” or his great ‘story without words’, “Lewis & Clark”. That they resonate so deeply without words makes sense, as words only go so far. But music, coming from a genuine and joyful source, can go so much farther. Now with ‘The Best of Tommysongs’, he brings us a complete collection of his own songs, all rich with ripe melodicism and rendered with joy in real-time.
Doors 6:00pm | Show 7:00pm
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