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Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP
Pepper Presents: Tommy Emmanuel, CGP with special guest Gareth Pearson
Tuesday, February 21 7pm

Venue Presale starts Wednesday at 10am
Public On-sale Friday at 10am

About Tommy Emmanuel:

“Songs are our teachers. They show us the depth of the human race and its unrelenting desire to create.” -- Tommy Emmanuel

Anytime you talk to any of Tommy Emmanuel’s fans, whether musicians or civilians, 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?

 
Which brings us to the other aspect of his music always mentioned, and without which the first might not be as powerful or as infectiously appealing: the joy. Yes, joy. Because it’s one thing to play these multi-dimensional arrangements flawlessly on an acoustic guitar. But to do it with that smile of the ages, that evidence of authentic, unbridled delight, is an irresistible invitation to feel his music as deeply as he does. “The joy, he says, “is there always because I'm chasing it through music. Seeing the surprise in peoples' eyes is worth living and working for... I can't help but play to the people with all my heart, which is overflowing with joy of being in that moment that I’ve worked all my life for. And here it is!”

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.

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be in show business. Now, I just want to be in the happiness business. I make music, and you get happy. That’s a good job.” --Tommy Emmanuel


VIP Packages Available:
VIP1: Front Row Meet & Greet Experience Package
$255 + fees
Includes:
One (1) Front Row Ticket
Pre Show Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with Tommy Emmanuel
One (1) Tommy Emmanuel Tote Bag
One (1) Signed 8x10 Photo
One (1) Guitar Pick Set
One (1) Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Shaped Fly Swatter
One (1) Commemorative VIP Laminate with Custom Tommy Emmanuel Lanyard

VIP2: Meet & Greet Experience Package
$180 + Fees
Includes:
One (1) Premium Ticket
Pre-Show Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with Tommy Emmanuel
One (1) Signed 8x10 Photo
One (1) Guitar Pick Set
One (1) Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Shaped Fly Swatter
One (1) Commemorative VIP Laminate with Custom Tommy Emmanuel Lanyard

VIP3: Meet & Greet Experience Package
$104 + Fees
Includes:
One (1) Premium Ticket
One (1) Tommy Emmanuel Tote Bag
One (1) Signed 8x10 Photo
One (1) Guitar Pick Set
One (1) Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Shaped Fly Swatter
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