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2 Time Grammy Nominated Tommy Emmanuel returns to the UK for May Tour

TOMMY EMMANUEL C.G.P.

ANNOUNCES MAY 2018 UK TOUR

New album ‘Accomplice One’ out now via The Players Club/Mascot Label Group

Featuring Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Simo & more

MOJO 4 /5

“Phenomenal is the only word” Acoustic 5 /5

“Superhero acoustic virtuoso avengers assemble!” Guitarist 9/10

“One of the finest acoustic players on the planet…you certainly won’t be disappointed”  The Guitar Magazine 7/10

“Each track piles on the excitement of Tommy Emmanuel on top form” Blues Matters

“Exudes immense feel good charm from top to toe” Country Music Magazine 4 /5

 

UK Tour w/ Special Guests Frank Rignola & Vinny Raniolo

Check out ‘Djangology’ ft Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

 

Thurs 17 May – Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Fri 18 May – Warrington Parr Hall, Warrington

Sat 19 May – Whitley Bay Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Mon 21 May – Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Tues 22 May – St George’s, Bristol

Thurs 24 May – Union Chapel, London

 

Videos from ‘Accomplice One’

Watch Tommy perform ‘Purple Haze’ at Jimi Hendrix former London Flat

‘You Don’t Want To Get You One of Those’ ft Mark Knopfler | ‘Borderline’ ft Amanda Shires

‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay ft J.D. Simo |  ‘Looking Forward to the Past’ ft Rodney Crowell | ‘Purple Haze’ ft Jerry Douglas

Following the release of his brand new album ‘Accomplice One’, esteemed Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and performer TOMMY EMMANUEL will embark on a May 2018 UK Tour and has announced his first ever European Guitar Camp.

His UK Tour dates will be calling through Buxton, Warrington, Whitley Bay, Birmingham, Bristol, London and features special guests, jazz guitarists Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo.The Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp Scotland is a 4-day event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes, whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, the four-day programs offer activities and workshops and features Guest Instructors Richard Smith, Frank Vignola & John Knowles CGP. For more info visitwww.tommyemmanuelguitarcampscotland.com 

Accomplice One’, is a 16-track collaborative album features guest artists such as Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman, J.D. Simo amongst others was released in January 2018 via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group. 

“It’s been such an honor to work with some of the greatest artists I know, and some of the most inspiring people in music today,” says Emmanuel. “I wanted to record an album of duets that could showcase my love of many styles, the challenge of rearranging some classic songs, and share the fun of total improvisation with players who do it on a level that we all marvel at!”

Produced by Emmanuel – whom is distinguished as one of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP)—‘Accomplice One’ opens with “Deep River Blues” featuring Grammy-winning Americana raconteur Jason Isbell. Country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs lends his mandolin and unmistakable voice to “Song and Dance Man,” a chronicle of a life lived for the next show. Tommy’s subtlety and tastefulness blends with Amanda Shires’ gorgeous vocal and fiddle playing to transform Madonna’s “Borderline”, the great guitar interplay between Emmanuel and J.D. Simo on “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” and Rodney Crowell’s “Looking Forward to the Past” could’ve topped the country charts in another era, with Tommy’s propulsive rhythm supporting Crowell’s sly lyrics while his tasty lead playing weave in and out.

The album, full of standouts, delivers a jaw-dropping rendition of “Purple Haze” with Dobro master Jerry Douglas. “You Don’t Want to Get You One of Those,” showcases a sly vocal and acoustic duet with Dire Straits’ legend Mark Knopfler. “Djangology” is a gypsy jazz treat cut live in Havana, Cuba with Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo.

 

“Beautifully performed…foot-tapping and gorgeous” Guitar Techniques 5/5

“Wise, thoughtful with outstanding guest musicians to boot. A real treat” Maverick 4/5

“Sixteen breath-taking collaborative duets” fRoots

“Anyone who appreciates masterful guitar playing will love it” Rock Society

 

UK & European Tour Dates – Tickets

11 May – Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp w/Instructors Richard Smith, Frank Vignola & John Knowles CGP, Pitlochry, SCOTLAND, UK

12 May – Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp w/Instructors Richard Smith, Frank Vignola & John Knowles CGP, Pitlochry, SCOTLAND, UK

13 May – Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp w/Instructors Richard Smith, Frank Vignola & John Knowles CGP, Pitlochry, SCOTLAND, UK

14 May – Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp w/Instructors Richard Smith, Frank Vignola & John Knowles CGP, Pitlochry, SCOTLAND, UK

15 May – Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp w/Instructors Richard Smith, Frank Vignola & John Knowles CGP, Pitlochry, SCOTLAND, UK

17 May – Buxton Opera House w/Special Guests Frank Rignola & Vinny Raniolo, Buxton, UK

18 May – Warrington Parr Hall w/Special Guests Frank Rignola & Vinny Raniolo, Warrington, UK

19 May – Whitley Bay Playhoiuse w/Special Guests Frank Rignola & Vinny Raniolo,, Whitley Bay, UK

21 May – Birmingham Town Hall w/Special Guests Frank Rignola & Vinny Raniolo, Birmingham, UK

22 May – St George’s w/Special Guests Frank Rignola & Vinny Raniolo, Bristol, UK

24 May – Union Chapel w/Special Guests Frank Rignola & Vinny Raniolo, London, UK

13 Nov – Casino de Paris w/Special Guest Clive Carroll, Paris, FRANCE

14 Nov – La Traverse w/Special Guest Clive Carroll, Celon, FRANCE

16 Nov – ED&N w/Special Guest Clive Carroll, Sausheim, FRANCE

17 Nov – Espace Tonkin w/Special Guest Clive Carroll, Villeubanne, FRANCE

18 Nov – Le Silo w/Special Guest Clive Carroll, Marseille, FRANCE

 

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