Tommy Emmanuel CGP, whose five-decade career has garnered hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide, will be bringing his brand new Classics & Christmas Tour on the road this December. This one night only engagement is a spin-off of Tommy’s 2011 release, All I Want for Christmas. The album features new arrangements for nine Yuletide classics including "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "The Christmas Song," and "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer."
The show will feature two sets of music. The first set will be solo and consist of Emmanuel playing fan favorite material along with songs from his brand new album, It’s Never Too Late. In the second set, Emmanuel will be performing Christmas classics with his friends Pat Bergeson, John Knowles CGP, and Annie Sellick.
A noted finger-style 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 show. A master technician, Emmanuel started professionally at age 6, rising through the ranks as a studio player and member of several Australian rock bands before he set off on a solo career. One of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP), he’s piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association. He’s been voted Favorite Acoustic Guitarist in both Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s reader polls, and is a YouTube sensation. His videos have over 29,000,000 views. Tommy has also been seen in his Public Television pledge specials Center Stage, Tommy Emmanuel & Friends, and Live & Solo in Pensacola.