DT: FEBRUARY 5, 2021
FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK/LYNDIE WENNER
SRO PR (LOS ANGELES, NASHVILLE, LAS VEGAS)
TO RELEASE NEW LIVE ALBUM
‘TOMMY EMMANUEL–LIVE FROM THE BALBOA THEATRE’
OUT FEBRUARY 12 ON CGP SOUNDS
“My memories of the Balboa show are filled with adrenaline, wonder and joy,” says the acclaimed and Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter TOMMY EMMANUEL about his new digital-only live album TOMMY EMMANUEL–LIVE FROM THE BALBOA THEATRE out February 12 on his label, CGP Sounds. Listen here to the album’s first single “Locomotivation,” released today (February 5), and watch the video here. Pre-save and pre-add the album here.
Featuring 17 tracks (see the track listing below), LIVE FROM THE BALBOA THEATRE is a classic TOMMY EMMANUEL concert filmed on February 13 and 14, 2011 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA. The album features special guest performers such as Pam Rose, Anthony Snape, and Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo. Both Pam Rose and Anthony Snape are acclaimed songwriters who have co-written songs with TOMMY. Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are masters in the jazz world who are also longtime touring collaborators with TOMMY.
This album–and the accompanying DVD (released in 2011)–was produced by KPBS in San Diego, and it was exclusively available through PBS pledge drives. It will now be available for the first time on all digital outlets.
“Playing with Frank and Vinnie, singing with Pam and Anthony, having fun with the audience and working with the PBS network made it a once-in-a-lifetime event, I hope you enjoy it and feel it too!” says TOMMY.
In other exciting TOMMY news, his guitar work graces Barry Gibbs’ newly released solo album Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook. EMMANUEL plays on the Bee Gees’ classic “How Deep Is Your Love” featuring Little Big Town.
Track Listing for TOMMY EMMANUEL–LIVE FROM THE BALBOA THEATRE:
1. Guitar Boogie
3. Haba Na Haba (with Pam Rose, Anthony Snape, Frank Vignola, & Vinny Raniolo)
4. My Life (with Pam Rose)
5. The Trails
6. Everlasting (with Anthony Snape)
7. Frequency (with Anthony Snape)
8. My Beloved (with Pam Rose)
9. I’ll Still Be Loving You (with Pam Rose & Anthony Snape)
10. Avalon (with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo)
11. How High The Moon (with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo)
12. Hungarian Dance No. 5 (with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo)
13. Smokey Mountain Lullaby
14. Nine Pound Hammer
15. The Diggers’ Waltz
16. Moon River
17. What A Wonderful World (with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo).
Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen
ABOUT TOMMY EMMANUEL:
TOMMY EMMANUEL has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a CPG (Certified Guitar Player) by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London. He’s piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy Award nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy); repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll including a cover story for their August 2017 issue; a cover feature for Vintage Guitar’s July 2020 issue; and was Music Radar’s reader’s poll #1 winner of the Ten Best Acoustic Guitarists in The World (December 2019). A noted fingerstyle guitarist, EMMANUEL frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. His talents, which translate in any language, carry him to the far corners of the globe, but EMMANUEL never plays the same show twice, and he improvises big chunks of every date. That leaves him open to those technical imperfections, though they also provide some of the humanity to an other-worldly talent. On May 8, 2020, he released a newly recorded career-spanning double album, THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS, via CGP Sounds/Cruzen Street Records). Watch the album trailer here which focuses on TOMMY’s unique ability to tell stories without words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SOQEMWYAQ4&feature=youtu.be
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