Tommy Emmanuel to tour with Jerry Douglas in February

Photo credit: Alysse Gafkjen

Australian guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel has announced a UK tour in February and March with dobro player Jerry Douglas. The tour supports the new double compilation album ‘The Best of Tommysongs’, available now on Cruzen Street Records.

Emmanuel is a highly decorated musician who has accrued two Grammy Award nominations, two ARIA Awards and repeated honours in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll. Emmanuel is a noted fingerstyle guitarist who frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-person band that handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. Emmanuel never plays the same show twice as he improvises much of the material during every performance.

Emmanuel’s latest double album, ‘The Best of Tommysongs’, is a thirty-track compilation re-recorded to reflect his current arrangements and improve production quality. The album features Emmanuel’s most well-known works such as ‘Angelina‘, ‘Lewis & Clark’, and ‘It’s Never Too Late‘ along with fan favourites such as ‘Mombasa‘ and ‘Train to Dusseldorf’. It also contains five brand new songs, including ‘Fuel‘ and ‘Song For A Rainy Morning‘.

Track List:

Song for A Rainy Morning*
Halfway Home
The Wide Ocean*
It’s Never Too Late
(The Man With The) Green Thumb
The Mystery
Timberlake Road
Sail On*
Blood Brother
Endless Road
Ruby’s Eyes
Lewis & Clark
Train to Dusseldorf
Cowboy’s Dream
Rachel’s Lullaby
Those Who Wait
Stay Close To Me
*Previously Unreleased Songs

Tour Dates:

25/2 – London, Royal Festival Hall
26/2 – Bexhill-on-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion
27/2 – Basingstoke, Haymarket
1/3 – Bury St Edmunds, Apex
3/3 – Exeter, Corn Exchange
4/3 – Birmingham, Town Hall
5/3 – Cardiff, St Georges Hall
6/3 – York, Opera House
8/3 – Perth, Concert Hall
10/3 – New Brighton, Floral Pavilion
11/3 – Buxton, Opera House
12/3 – Gateshead, Sage Hall 1
13/3 – Manchester, RNCM Concert Hall

Tickets for the tour are available on the artist’s website.

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Martin Johnson

AUK are hopefully speaking to Tommy Emmanuel in the next few weeks so what this space.