“Best Acoustic Guitarist”
by Guitar Player magazine
June 15, 2012 8:00 p.m.
Shaftman Performance Hall—Jefferson Center
Blue Ridge PBS has exclusive tickets to the best seats in the house plus passes to meet Tommy at a special pre-concert reception. Join us when we premiere his public TV special—Tommy Emmanuel--Center Stage—and open the pledge lines for concert tickets.
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.
$200 2 concert tickets plus 2 passes to meet Tommy Emmanuel at a special pre-concert reception.
Limited in supply. Please call 866.624.8366 to make your pledge for this item, beginning March 3 at 7 p.m
$70 1 concert ticket for June 15, 2013
$120 Tommy Emmanuel combo: CD + DVD
$75 DVD Tommy Emmanuel—Center Stage
$65 2-CD set Tommy Emmanuel—Center Stage