Two-time Grammy® nominee guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will be bringing his passionate and infectious live show to NPAC on Saturday, March 11th at 7:30 PM.
This one night only engagement is in support of Emmanuel’s latest album It’s Never Too Late. The album is 14 tracks of all original music with no vocals or guests. It’s just pure Tommy – solo. This legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide.
Tommy’s unique style – he calls it simply “finger style” – is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Tommy plays all that, and more, on one guitar. Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Emmanuel to try this “fingerpicker” style as a child. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel’s biggest fans and christened Emmanuel a Certified Guitar Player, making him one of only five musicians to receive the C.G.P. distinction from the master.
Guitar players of all levels come to Tommy Emmanuel’s shows to watch him work his magic, but his appeal goes far beyond musicians. His live shows are known for their humor, performance, passion, and infectious joy. His message is just pure love for the music and his delight in sharing it with the world, one audience at a time.
Twenty-five-year-old Australian Joe Robinson opens for Tommy Emmanuel. This young man is considered uniquely gifted as a virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter. He walks a tightrope between the instrumental music that has put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally based rock, blues, jazz, and R&B that is entirely his own.
Enjoy a night of great music with Tommy Emmanuel at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in historic downtown Greeneville, TN on Saturday, March 11th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $40 for orchestra seating, $35 for mezzanine level seating and $30 for balcony seats. Tickets may be purchased online at www.npacgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679.
NPAC offers online seat selection with no processing or delivery fees. There is a $1.50 ticketing fee per ticket regardless of purchase method. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 AM until 5 PM. The 1150 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School. For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.npacgreeneville.com.