Saturday 11 August 2012 at 7:00pm
Arts Centre, Hamer Hall
"Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians with a professional career spanning five decades.
Relentless touring has garnered Emmanuel hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. His unique style is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a 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 young Emmanuel to try this ‘fingerpicker’ style. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel’s biggest fans. Guitar players of all levels come to his shows to witness the magic hands of the ‘Guitar Wizard of Oz’, but his appeal goes far beyond musicians.
Tommy Emmanuel’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."
Frank Vignola: 8:00pm - 8:55pm
Interval: 8:55pm - 9:15pm
Tommy Emmanuel: 9:15pm - 10:30pm
Finish time (approx): 10:30pm