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TOMMY EMMANUEL Sets Two Livestreams For This Friday’s Album Release

 

 

DT:     MAY 6, 2019
 
FM:    MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK
          SRO PR (LOS ANGELES)
 
          LYNDIE WENNER
          SRO PR (NASHVILLE)
 
 
TOMMY EMMANUEL
SET FOR TWO LIVE STREAMING PERFORMANCES
THIS FRIDAY, MAY 8,
THE SAME DAY HIS NEW ALBUM
‘THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS’ IS RELEASED
 
THE ALBUM’S SIXTH VIDEO, “THOSE WHO WAIT,”
WILL PREMIERE THIS THURSDAY, MAY 7
 

Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen
 

“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
 
 
TOMMY EMMANUEL, the acclaimed and Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, is set for two live streaming performances this Friday, May 8. This is the same day he will release a newly recorded career-spanning double album, THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS, via CGP Sounds/Cruzen Street Records.
 
Look for TOMMY to perform and be interviewed this Friday on Paste Magazine‘s “The Happiest Hour” livestream, which begins at 2pm PT/5pm ET and also features Hayes Carll. Watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcXUYobzjwk

Later that day, at 6pm PT/9pm ET, TOMMY will be livestreaming a full-length concert from his San Jose, CA home where he will be playing whatever pops into his heart–just like at all his shows. For more info, please go to TOMMY‘s webstore: https://store.tommyemmanuel.com/
 
THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS was launched March 4 when Guitar Player magazine premiered the Fuel video. This was followed by four more video premieres: Timberland with Vintage Guitar; Sail On with American Songwriter; The Wide Ocean with Elmore Magazine;Luttrellwith Bluegrass Situation andSong for A Rainy Morning with Glide Magazine. A sixth video,“Those Who Wait,” will premiere this Thursday (May 7) with Stereo Embers Magazine. It was shot at Tunesmith Studio in Goodlettsville, TN in spring of 2020 and was directed and edited by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard with Neighborhoods Apart, as were all the videos from the album.
 
THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS is a double album that features some of Tommy Emmanuel’s best original songs. Emmanuel solely wrote, produced, and recorded all the tracks on this record. Emmanuel has been playing some of these songs for over 30 years, and they have evolved over time. He wanted to rerecord them to suite the modern arrangements and to make them sound bigger than ever. The album features some of EMMANUEL‘s most well-known works such as “Angelina,” “Lewis & Clark,” and “It’s Never Too Late” along with fan favorites such as “Mombasa” and “Train to Dusseldorf.” It also has 5 brand new songs including the heart-thumping “Fuel” and the beautifully melodic “Song For A Rainy Morning.” 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
 
All the songs on the album written, performed, and produced by TOMMY EMMANUEL. It was engineered by Rory Rositas and Brad Benge at OmniSound in Nashville; mixed by Marc DeSisto and TOMMY EMMANUEL at Luke’s Room Studio in Los Angeles; and mastered by Marc DeSisto at Luke’s Room Studio in Los Angeles.

 

Album Cover
Track List
  1. Song for A Rainy Morning*
  2. Angelina
  3. Halfway Home
  4. Fuel*
  5. The Wide Ocean*
  6. It’s Never Too Late
  7. (The Man With The) Green Thumb
  8. The Mystery
  9. Timberland*
  10. Timberlake Road
  11. Sail On*
  12. Blood Brother
  13. Endless Road
  14. Luttrell
  15. Ruby’s Eyes
  16. Lewis & Clark
  17. Train to Dusseldorf
  18. Mombasa
  19. Cowboy’s Dream
  20. Rachel’s Lullaby
  21. Questions
  22. Those Who Wait
  23. Drivetime
  24. Stay Close To Me

*Previously Unreleased Songs


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 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 nominationstwo ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy) and repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll including a cover story for their August 2017 issue. 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.
 
For more information on TOMMY EMMANUEL, visit:
 
SRO PR Assets + Press Releases:
 
 
###
 
For press inquiries regarding TOMMY EMMANUEL, contact:
 
SRO PR
(Los Angeles)
Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com
(Nashville)
Lyndie Wenner // lwenner@sropr.com

 


TOMMY EMMANUEL Shares First Video + Single From His Upcoming Album ‘The Best of TommySongs’

 

DT:      MARCH 5, 2019
 
FM:     MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK
           SRO PR (LOS ANGELES)
 
            LYNDIE WENNER
            SRO PR (NASHVILLE)
 
 
TOMMY EMMANUEL
SHARES VIDEO FOR “FUEL,”
THE FIRST SINGLE FROM HIS UPCOMING ALBUM,
‘THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS’
 
THE ESTEEMED GUITARIST AND COMPOSER
TO RELEASE “FUEL” THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 6,
WITH THE ALBUM DUE OUT MAY 8
 
MAJOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
SET FOR THE SPRING AND SUMMER
 

Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen
 
TOMMY EMMANUEL, the acclaimed and Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, will release a newly recorded career-spanning double album on May 8, THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS, via CGP Sounds/Cruzen Street Records. TOMMY has already shared the video for the album’s first single, Fuel,” available this Friday, March 6. Guitar Player magazine premiered the “Fuel” video this past Wednesday.
 
Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard with Neighborhoods Apart Productions directed and edited the “Fuel” video, which was shot in a rural old home in Franklin, KY. Some of the footage was shot with TOMMY‘s own I-Phone as he was traveling throughout Asia. Says TOMMY about writing the song:
 
“I boarded a train in Paris, France to ride the rails to Cologne, Germany. Looking out the window, I saw a billboard for ‘Harry Potter World,’ that set me in motion. I got my guitar out and started looking for cinematic chords and ideas. Three hours later, I had the entire song written and was practicing it up. I had no title at that stage and when I played it for a friend he asked “what’s fueling this emotion?” Immediately I reacted, “You just gave me the title, ‘Fuel’! Even though there’s time changes and odd bars in the song, you can actually tap time straight through it. In my own way, this is a small attempt at paying homage to Mason Williams, the brilliant composer of ‘Classical Gas.'”
 
THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS is a double album that features some of Tommy Emmanuel’s best original songs. Emmanuel solely wrote, produced, and recorded all the tracks on this record. Emmanuel has been playing some of these songs for over 30 years, and they have evolved over time. He wanted to rerecord them to suite the modern arrangements and to make them sound bigger than ever. The album features some of EMMANUEL‘s most well-known works such as “Angelina,” “Lewis & Clark,” and “It’s Never Too Late” along with fan favorites such as “Mombasa” and “Train to Dusseldorf.” It also has 5 brand new songs including the heart-thumping “Fuel” and the beautifully melodic “Song For A Rainy Morning.” 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
 
All the songs on the album written, performed, and produced by TOMMY EMMANUEL.
It was engineered by Rory Rositas and Brad Benge at OmniSound in Nashville; mixed by Marc DeSisto and TOMMY EMMANUEL at Luke’s Room Studio in Los Angeles; and mastered by Marc DeSisto at Luke’s Room Studio in Los Angeles.
 
 Album Cover
 
 
 
Track List
  1. Song for A Rainy Morning*
  2. Angelina
  3. Halfway Home
  4. Fuel*
  5. The Wide Ocean*
  6. It’s Never Too Late
  7. (The Man With The) Green Thumb
  8. The Mystery
  9. Timberland*
  10. Timberlake Road
  11. Sail On*
  12. Blood Brother
  13. Endless Road
  14. Luttrell
  15. Ruby’s Eyes
  16. Lewis & Clark
  17. Train to Dusseldorf
  18. Mombasa
  19. Cowboy’s Dream
  20. Rachel’s Lullaby
  21. Questions
  22. Those Who Wait
  23. Drivetime
  24. Stay Close To Me
*Previously Unreleased Songs
 
Catch TOMMY EMMANUEL on the road:
 
DATE
LOCATION
VENUE
FRI
3/6
Huntsville, AL
Von Braun Center *
SAT
3/7
Birmingham, AL
Lyric Theatre *
MON
3/9
Bismark, ND
Belle Mehus Auditorium ^
TUE
3/10
Fargo, ND
Fargo Theater ^
THU
3/12
Knoxville, TN
Tennessee Theatre #
FRI
3/13
Cincinnati, OH
Taft Theatre #
SAT
3/14
Louisville, KY
Brown Theatre #
FRI
3/20
Buenaventura, Panama
2020 Beaches Jazz & Blues Festival
WED
3/25
Duluth, MN
NorShor Theatre^
FRI
3/27
Mississauga, ON
Living Arts Centre^
SAT
3/28
Calgary, AB
Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts^
MON
3/30
Edmonton, AB
Myer Horowitz Theatre^
WED
4/1
Victoria, BC
Victoria Conservatory of Music^
TUE
4/2
Vancouver, BC
Vogue Theatre^
WED
4/15
Midwest City, OK
Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center^
THU
4/16
Kansas City, MO
Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland^
FRI
4/17
Lincoln, NE
The Rococo Theatre^
SAT
4/18
Madison, WI
Barrymore Theatre^
SUN
4/19
Des Moines, IA
Hoyt Sherman Place^
MON
4/20
Elmhurst, IL
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
WED
4/22
Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo State Theatre**
THU
4/23
Columbus, OH
Jo Ann Davidson Theatre**
FRI
4/24
Frankfort, KY
Grand Theatre>
SAT
4/25
Wilkesboro, NC
MerleFest
MON
4/27
Virginia Beach, VA
Sandler Center Plaza**
WED
4/29
Glenside, PA
Keswick Theatre**
THU
4/30
Tarrytown, NY
Tarrytown Music Hall**
FRI
5/1
Boston, MA
Berklee Performance Center**
SAT
5/2
Albany, NY
The Hart Theatre at The Egg^
SUN
5/3
Cleveland, OH
Ohio Theatre^
WED
5/27
Sherbrooke, QC
Granada Theatre##
THU
5/28
Ottawa, ON
Algonquin Commons Theatre##
SAT
5/30
Rouyn-Noranda, QB
Festival des Guitares Du Monde
THU
6/4
Boulder, CO
Chautauqua+
FRI
6/5
Bellvue, CO
The Mishawaka+
SUN
6/7
Pagosa Springs, CO
Pagosa Folk N’ Blues Bluegrass Festival
THU
6/25
Ridgefield, CT
Ridgefield Playhouse++
FRI
6/26
East Greenwich, RI
The Greenwich Odeum++
SAT
6/27
Derry, NH
Tupleo Music Hall++
MON
6/29
Montreal, QB
Montreal Jazz Festival
SAT
7/11
Atlanta, GA
Variety Playhouse++
SUN
7/12
Atlanta, GA
Variety Playhouse++
SUN
7/19
Gettysburg, PA
Majestic Theatre&
MON
7/20
Pittsburgh, PA
Roxian Theatre&
WED
7/22
Northampton, MA
Academy of Music$
THU
7/23
Boothbay, ME
The Opear House at Boothbay Harbor$
FRI
7/24
Hiram, ME
Ossipee Music Festival
THU
9/9
Wilmington, NC
Greensfield Lake Ampitheatre<
FRI
9/10
Richmond, VA
Carpenter Theatre
SAT
9/11
Red Bank, NJ
Count Basie Center for the Arts<
SUN
9/12
New York, NY
The Town Hall<
MON
9/13
Buffalo, NY
Asbury Hall at Babeville<
TUE
9/14
Royal Oak, MI
Royal Oak Music Theatre^
THU
9/16
Indianapolis, IN
The Egyptian^
FRI
9/17
St. Louis, MO
The Sheldon Concert Hall^
SAT
9/18
St. Louis, MO
The Sheldon Concert Hall^
SUN
9/19
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium!
 
Support Acts
*Lance Allen
>Pat Bergeson & Annie Sellick
$Mike Dawes
++Daniel Donato
**Jerry Douglas
<The Gibson Brothers
#Sierra Hull
^Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
!Jorma Kaukonen
+Andy McKee
##Gareth Pearson
^Joe Robinson
&Sean Rowe
 
 
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 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 nominationstwo ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy) and repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll including a cover story for their August 2017 issue. 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.
 
For more information on TOMMY EMMANUEL, visit:
 
SRO PR Assets + Press Releases:
 
 
###
 
For press inquiries regarding TOMMY EMMANUEL, contact:
 
SRO PR
(Los Angeles)
Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com
(Nashville)
Lyndie Wenner // lwenner@sropr.com
 
 
 

 


Tommy Emmanuel Premieres Documentary Film at the 50th Nashville Film Festival October 5

 
 

 

DT:      SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
 
FM:     MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK
           SRO PR (LOS ANGELES)
 
            LYNDIE WENNER
            SRO PR (NASHVILLE)
 
 
THE DOCUMENTARY FILM ‘TOMMY EMMANUEL-THE ENDLESS ROAD’
TO HAVE ITS U.S. PREMIERE AT THE 50TH NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 5 WITH TOMMY EMMANUEL AND THE FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE
 
ESTEEMED GUITARIST AND COMPOSER TO TOUR
THROUGHOUT 2019 AND INTO 2020
 
 
“If you like guitar playing, it simply doesn’t get any better than Tommy.”
Jason Isbell
 
“Tommy is one of the most musically welcoming artists I know!”
Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
 
TOMMY EMMANUEL is the esteemed Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer, prolific recording artist and performer whose must-see shows all over the world combine virtuosity with his engaging storytelling wit. The fascinating story behind the musician and the man is now told in the documentary film Tommy Emmanuel-The Endless Road, directed by Jeremy Dylan and produced by Jaime Lewis.
 
The documentary will have its U.S. premiere at the 50th Nashville Film Festival which takes place October 3-12. The film’s premiere is set for Saturday October 5 at 3:00 PM with TOMMY and the filmmakers in attendance, followed by a Q&A. An encore screening of the film will be on Monday October 7 at 1:00 PM.   It will be screening at Regal Hollywood Theaters, 719 Thompson Lane – Nashville, TN 37204. Tickets are available here. Watch a trailer for the film here.
 
This past July, Tommy Emmanuel-The Endless Road had its world premiere at Australia‘s Melbourne Film Festival where it won Best Music Documentary.” Says TOMMY: “It’s very appropriate that the film has its US debut in Nashville because Nashville has been a big part of my life, not just musically but I have so many friends here and so many influences, it’s a great city.”
 
“The journey of Tommy Emmanuel is a quintessentially Nashville story,” says director Jeremy Dylan. “Tommy’s relationship with mentor, surrogate father and ‘Mayor of Music City’ Chet Atkins is an emotional backbone of the film, Nashville is the refuge that turns into a home as Tommy’s marriage crumbles and he is forced rebuild his life and the climax of the film as a scorching performance at the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman.” 
 
Tommy Emmanuel-The Endless Road is the story of guitar icon TOMMY EMMANUEL, whose journey takes him from Australia’s youngest guitar prodigy to the world’s most acclaimed acoustic guitarist. Revelations about the father he idolized send TOMMY into a decades-long battle with addiction, which threatens to derail his family and career, even as he drives himself to become one of the world’s most compelling performers.
 
Catch TOMMY EMMANUEL on the road in 2019 and 2020:
 
2019 DATES:
   
DATE
 
LOCATION
VENUE
Wed
9/18
Elmhurst, IL
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel 
Fri
9/20
Oklahoma City, OK
Hudiburg Chevrolet Center At Rose State College*
Sat
9/21
Kansas City, MO
Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland*
Sun
9/22
Lincoln, NE
Rococo Theatre*
Mon
9/23
Des Moines, IA
Hoyt Sherman Place*
Wed
9/25
Kalamazoo, MI
The Kalamazoo State Theatre^
Thu
9/26
Columbus, OH
Davidson Theatre^
Fri
9/27
Cincinnati, OH 
Taft Theatre^
Sat
9/28
Frankfort, KY 
The Grand Theatre%
Fri
10/11
Bismark, ND
Belle Mehus Auditorium*
Sat
10/12
Fargo, ND
Fargo Theatre*
Sun
10/13
Duluth, MN
Norshor Theatre*
Thu
12/5
Red Bluff, CA
State Theatre For The Arts+
Fri
12/6
San Jose, CA
Heritage Theatre+
Sat
12/7
Sacramento, CA
Crest Theater+
Sun
12/8
Fresno, CA
Tower Theatre+
Mon
12/9
Santa Cruz, CA
Rio Theatre+
Tue
12/10
Orange, CA
Musco Center At Chapman University+
Wed-Thu
12/11-12
Malibu, CA
Smothers Theatre At Pepperdine University
Sat
12/14
Santa Barbara, CA
UCSB – Campbell Hall+
Sat-Wed
 
12/28- 1/1
Maui, HI
Tommy Emmanuel’s Holiday Guitar Getaway
2020 DATES:
   
Thu
1/2
Maui, HI
Castle Theatre At Maui Cultural Arts Center!
Fri
1/3
Honolulu, HI
Hawaii Theatre!
Wed-Thu
2/15-15
Key West, FL
Key West Theater
Sat-Wed
2/18-22
Miami, FL
Keepin’ The Blues Alive At Sea Vi *Sold Out
Fri
2/24
Ft Lauderdale, FL 
Parker Playhouse#
Sun
2/26
Orlando, FL
The Plaza Live#
Mon
2/27
Ponte Vedra, FL 
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall#
Tue
2/28
Charleston, SC
Charleston Music Hall#
Fri
2/1
Augusta, GA 
Miller Theater#
Fri
3/27
Mississauga, ON
Living Arts Centre Hammerson Hall*
Sat
3/28
Calgary, AB
Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts – Bella Concert Hall*
Mon
3/30
Edmonton, AB
Horowitz Theatre*
Wed
4/1
Victoria, BC
Victoria Conservatory Of Music – Alix Goolden Performance Hall*
Thu
4/2
Vancouver, BC
Vogue Theatre*
Wed
5/27
Sherbrooke, QC
Theatre Granada<
Thu
5/28
Ottawa, ON
Algonquin Commons Theatre<
*With Joe Robinson
^With Jorma Kaukonen 
%With Pat Bergeson & Annie Sellick
+With Jim & Morning Nichols
! With Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
#With Ida Mae
 
 


Tommy Emmanuel
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 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 nominationstwo ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy) and repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll including a cover story for their August 2017 issue. 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.
 
For more information on TOMMY EMMANUEL, visit:
 
SRO Press Releases + Assets:
 
###
 
For press inquiries regarding TOMMY EMMANUEL, contact:
SRO PR
818.380.0400
(Los Angeles)
Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com
(Nashville)
Lyndie Wenner // lwenner@sropr.com

 

 

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