Tommy Emmanuel
Sittin’ On The Dock of the Bay…with JD Simo
30 Oct 2017

Had a real blast recording and filming (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay with guitar virtuoso, JD Simo! JD and I recorded this song for my upcoming album ‘Accomplice One” – out Friday, January 19th, 2018.

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Pre-Order ‘Accomplice One’
27 Oct 2017

Pre-orders start today for ‘Accomplice One’ which is set to release on January 19, 2018. The first 100 CD orders and first 100 vinyl orders from my webstore will receive a signed copy of the album. One randomly selected pre-order will win a pair of tickets and a meet & greet to show of their choice!*

Accomplice One is also available for pre-order on Amazon, iTunesApple Music or Spotify. Digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the song (Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay with J.D. Simo. (For all European orders, please use the following links – WebstoreAmazoniTunes or Spotify.)









*festivals are excluded from contest

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Accomplice One – New Album Announce
20 Oct 2017

Hello Thrill Seekers!

Tommy Emmanuel here with an exciting announcement! After 2 years of work, my new album, Accomplice One, is coming out in January 2018. 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. 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!  I also wanted the chance to sing with some of my favorite voices too. 

 The artists who stepped forward to join me on this musical journey include Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Suzy Bogguss, Jorma Kaukonen, Jake Shimabukuro, J.D. Simo, Charlie Cushman, Clive Carroll, Pat Bergeson, Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo, and the great Jack Pearson. Together, we covered many musical songs and styles that are near and dear to my heart.

For me, recording is the same as playing live in front of an audience…I go for it as if it’s a show and my “accomplices” did the same. I sincerely hope you, the listener, will enjoy this album of real honest work brought to life by artists who reach for the stars and always bring something special to the music. Accomplice One was recorded and mixed by Brad Benge and mastered by Marc De Sisto. As the producer, I kept it real and kept it simple!

Thanks for listening, TE cgp


Accomplice One Track Listing

Deep River Blues with Jason Isbell

Song and Dance Man with Ricky Skaggs

Saturday Night Shuffle with Jorma Kaukonen & Pat Bergeson

Wheelin’ and Dealin’ with J.D. Simo & Charlie Cushman

C-Jam Blues with David Grisman & Bryan Sutton

(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay with J.D. Simo

Borderline with Amanda Shires

You Don’t Want To Get You One Of Those with Mark Knopfler

Keepin’ It Reel with Clive Carroll

Looking Forward to the Past with Rodney Crowell

Purple Haze with Jerry Douglas

Rachel’s Lullaby with Jake Shimabukuro 

Djangology with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

Watson Blues with David Grisman & Bryan Sutton

Tittle Tattle with Jack Pearson

The Duke’s Message with Suzy Bogguss


Accomplice One comes out on Friday, January 19, 2018 on CGP Sounds.

Pre-order information will be announced soon.


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Guitar Retreat Australia 2018
12 Oct 2017


At the end of a hugely successful 2017 National tour, Tommy Emmanuel is proud to announce he will return to Australia in August 2018 for a unique opportunity that no guitar fan will want to miss.

Over 4 days and nights, guitar students and aficionados will receive masterclasses and performances with Tommy and fellow guitarists Michael Fix, Simon Hosford and Richard Smith.

“Hi folks, Tommy Emmanuel here. I want to tell you about my Australian guitar retreat in 2018. It’s happening on August 15th to 19th in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges of Victoria. My instructors will be Michael Fix, Simon Hosford, and Richard Smith. So come along and be prepared for four days and nights chock-full of learning, jamming and playing together while we eat, sleep, drink guitar. We’re going to spend our time immersed in the magic of music. That’s what these events are all about!”

The Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Retreat Australia will take place at CountryPlace, right in the middle of Dandenong Ranges and 40 minutes drive from Melbourne. Surrounded by the beauty of the Mountain Ash trees and the natural wilderness of the area, this luxury retreat is aimed at players of all ages, levels, interests and taste.  Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, this four-day program offers activities and workshops for all levels of guitarists in a non-competitive environment and strictly about the joy of music.

In a career that has spanned over five decades, Tommy Emmanuel has become one of the most respected and acclaimed musicians on the planet. One of five designated “Certified Guitar Player” (CGP), a tribute bestowed by iconic guitarist Chet Atkins, Tommy has received an incredible variety of accolades, including two Grammy Award nominations, two Golden Guitar awards and being twice voted Best Acoustic Guitarist by US Guitar Player Magazine. In 2010, he added AM to his name after CGP, when he was appointed a Member of Order of Australia for services to music.

 “These four days of guitar playing and music are for players of all levels, and we are so looking forward to seeing you there! Take the time to invest in yourself with what is bound to be the best four days of your life. Because YOU are the best investment you can make!”

Watch Tommy’s TEDX Talk “My Life As A One Man Band” here.



Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Retreat Australia

15-19th August, 2018

CountryPlace, Kalorama in the Dandenong Ranges

Registrations open from 6th October, 2017





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Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman Release “Pickin'”
9 Oct 2017

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP and celebrated mandolinist David “Dawg” Grisman have joined forces on a new collaborative album entitled, Pickin’ – available in stores and all digital retailers on Friday, November 3. This marks the first recorded collaboration between these two acoustic titans and arrives on Grisman’s own label, Acoustic Disc. Pickin’ reflects on both Tommy and David’s signature classical, Americana, folk, and roots stylings, but it also artfully merges jazz rhythms, jamming, and unpredictability in the mix.

Among many standouts, Tommy’s playing seamlessly entwines with Grisman’s mandolin during the first single “Tipsy Gypsy” as nimble picking converges on hypnotic hummable melodies. Meanwhile, “Cinderella’s Fella” swings from a brusque and galloping opening into a passionate and poignant pastiche of harmonious technicality. Check out the full track listing below and catch The CGP & Dawg Tour coming up this November.

Pre-orders for this record start at Tommy Emmanuel’s webstore on Fri. Oct. 13. The first 100 pre-orders will also get a free Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman pick (as featured on the album cover). Order Here:

Track List

  1. Zorro’s Last Ride
  2. Cinderella’s Fella
  3. CGP & Dawg
  4. Farm & Fun Time
  5. Newly Wedding
  6. Sweet Georgia Brown
  7. Standing Rock
  8. Dawg’s Waltz
  9. Tipsy Gypsy
  10. Tracy’s Tune
  11. Port Townsend Blues
  12. Waltzing Matilda


Tour Dates

11/3 – Kansas City, MO

11/4 – Des Moines, IA

11/5 – Burnsville, MN

11/7 – Milwaukee, WI

11/8 – Ann Arbor, MI

11/10 – Columbus, OH

11/11 – Ithaca, NY

11/12 – Derry, NH

11/14 – South Orange, NJ

11/16 – Virginia Beach, VA

11/17 – Wilmington, NC

11/18 – Charleston, SC

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Adelaide Guitar Festival
5 Oct 2017


Very much looking forward to the joining the wonderful line up at Adelaide Guitar Festival 2018. The four day festival takes place 9th-12th August 2018 at the Festival Theatre – Adelaide, Australia. For more info head to

The Adelaide Guitar Festival (AGF) (formerly the Adelaide International Guitar Festival) is a four-day biennial festival, curated by internationally renowned Australian guitarist, Slava Grigoryan. Unbound by genre and acclaimed for its outstanding quality, its concerts span rock, jazz, folk, classical, experimental, blues and roots music.

The inaugural festival in 2007 was modelled on the New York Guitar Festival and saw 100 musicians from around the world perform across 40 events, and attracted an audience of over 30,000 people.

In 2009, Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier, together with AGF Artistic Director, Slava Grigoryan, announced the festival would become a biennial event.

The Festival is the most significant of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2014 it announced a new partnership with Spain’s Córdoba Guitar Festival. This exciting development has seen ongoing exchange of guitarists between the festivals, and in 2016 has extended to include the Seville Guitar Festival.

Building on the success of the Adelaide Guitar Festival Orchestra in 2014, AGF presented the inaugural Adelaide Guitar Festival Summer School in January 2016, inviting budding classical guitarists to participate in a week of intensive, immersive classical guitar playing and skills development with highly respected national and international guitar teachers.

The 6th Adelaide Guitar Festival builds on previous programs and extends into new territory, with Guitars in Bars and other places, a broad-ranging open access program of guitar music across Adelaide and regional South Australia, and Resonance, which takes the festival to hospitals and aged care facilities for those who cannot otherwise attend.

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