Tommy Em­manuel un­leashes gui­tar tal­ent

Piako Post - - FILM - MU­SIC COM­PE­TI­TION

‘‘Some bril­liant med­leys in­clud­ing While My Gui­tar Gen­tly Weeps/Day Trip­per/ Lady Madonna/ Clas­si­cal Gas.’’

Tommy Em­manuel CD – Live! At The Ry­man – per­form­ing Hamil­ton’s Claude­lands Arena Fri­day Septem­ber 22 at 8pm.

Wow – Tommy Em­manuel sure has a heap of fans out there if the re­sponse to our first CD com­pe­ti­tion is any­thing to go by.

Two-time Grammy nom­i­nee Tommy Em­manuel is set to un­leash his supreme gui­tar tal­ent on an ea­gerly await­ing Hamil­ton au­di­ence and we’ve de­cided to give you a sec­ond chance to win a copy of his lat­est CD – Live! At The Ry­man ahead of what prom­ises to be a real stun­ner of a show.

Con­tain­ing a mix of his most pop­u­lar songs, fan favourites and cov­ers, this 15-track live CD has some­thing for ev­ery­one.

He cap­ti­vates his au­di­ence as one of the most out­stand­ing solo per­form­ers you will ever ex­pe­ri­ence with his unique and inim­itable style. It’s all faith­fully cap­tured here as he per­forms to a ca­pac­ity crowd at the pres­ti­gious Historic Ry­man Au­di­to­rium in Nashville.

Tommy had this to say about the show: ‘‘This is gen­uine. had to be there, no fix ups, no frills record­ing. Each of my gui­tars has pick ups and mi­cro­phones in­cluded when you buy them, so the sound you hear from this record­ing is ex­actly as it sounds in the hall’’.

Recorded on the Fe­bru­ary 27, 2016, the al­bum treats lis­ten­ers to every­thing that is good about Tommy Em­manuel – some­thing old, some­thing new (Eva Waits – and it’s a rip­per!), some­thing bor­rowed, some­thing blue – it’s all here.

Some bril­liant med­leys in­clud­ing While My Gui­tar Gen­tly Weeps/Day Trip­per/ Lady Madonna/ Clas­si­cal Gas.

Chet Atkins, Tommy’s men­tor and in­spi­ra­tion, awarded Tommy with the Cer­ti­fied Gui­tar Player award - a rare dis­tinc­tion shared be­tween only four other gui­tarists in the world. The re­main­ing two, Steve Wariner and John Knowles join him dur­ing the con­cert.

Em­manuel’s tech­ni­cal pre­ci­sion, his vir­tu­osic im­pro­vi­sa­tions and his un­usu­ally broad reper­toire, which en­com­passes not only coun­try and blue­grass, but pop, jazz, blues, gospel, even clas­si­cal, fla­menco, and abo­rig­i­nal styles makes for a most en­joy­able mu­sic ex­pe­ri­ence.

One su­per­star gui­tarist, one gui­tar and a great new al­bum to share. One mag­i­cal night of mu­si­cal memories – guar­an­teed. Tick­ets from Tick­etek. Com­pe­ti­tion by Fill The House Tick­ets Project – proudly sup­port­ing fam­i­lies of chil­dren with cancer.

To be in to win, email your name, ad­dress and day­time tele­phone num­ber(s), to hpfth­comps@gmail.com, with Tommy CD in the Sub­ject, by mid­day Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6.

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Aus­tralian gui­tar leg­end Tommy Em­manuel.

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