Written on his regular guitar, but switched to the baritone guitar to give it “the drama” it needed. He had just read a synopsis of a film idea about the timber industry back in the early 1800’s. Enjoy another new song from the upcoming album, The Best Of Tommysongs.
COVID 19 UPDATE – Here’s an update on the performances Tommy Emmanuel was forced to reschedule due to the Coronavirus, with a few festival cancellations. If you already purchased a ticket or meet & greet for a show, it will be honored for the new rescheduled show date and you do not need to do anything (except in Mississauga – see below). This information has been updated in most places. However, if you go to the venue and you see they haven’t updated the information, please do not fret. The venue staffs are overloaded with show postponements so they might be behind in posting this information. Thank you all for your patience through this very difficult time. We’re all in this together! We will survive, and we will come together and celebrate life through music really soon!
3/25 – Duluth, MN – Moved to Jan. 15, 2021*
3/27 – Mississauga, ON (Toronto) – Moved to Dec. 15, 2020* (wait for info from venue)
3/28 – Calgary, AB – Moved to Dec. 9, 2020*
3/30 – Edmonton, AB – Moved to Dec. 10, 2020*
4/1 – Victoria, BC – Moved to Dec. 13, 2020*
4/2 – Vancouver, BC – Moved to Dec. 7, 2020*
4/15 – Midwest City, OK (Oklahoma City) – Moved to Aug. 22, 2020*
4/16 – Kansas City, MO – Moved to Aug. 21, 2020*
4/17 – Lincoln, NE – Moved to Aug. 19, 2021*
4/18 – Madison, WI – Moved to Aug. 16, 2020*
4/19 – Des Moines, IA – Moved to Aug. 18, 2020 *
4/20 – Elmhurst, IL – Moved to Sept. 27, 2020
4/22 – Kalamazoo, MI – Moved to Jan. 13, 2021
4/23 – Columbus, OH – Moved. To Aug. 14, 2020*
4/24 – Frankfort, KY – Moved to Aug. 15, 2020*
4/25 – Wilkesboro, NC – Merlefest – Cancelled
4/27 – Virginia Beach, VA – Moved to Sept. 21, 2020**
4/29 – Glenside, PA – Moved to Sept. 25, 2020**
4/30 – Tarrytown, NY – Moved to Sept. 24, 2020**
5/1 – Boston, MA – Moved to Feb. 12, 2021#
5/2 – Albany, NY – Moved to Sept. 23, 2020**
5/16 – Canberra, ACT – Postponed to 2021 (Date TBD)
5/17 – Gold Coast, QLD – Blues On Broadbeach – Postponed to 2021 (Date TBD)
5/3 – Cleveland, OH – Moved to Aug. 13, 2020*
5/27 – Sherbrooke, QC – Moved to Dec. 16, 2020^
5/28 – Ottawa, ON – Moved to Dec. 17, 2020^
*Support is Joe Robinson
^Support is Gareth Pearson
**Support is Andy McKee
#Support is Jerry Douglas
For fans in Mississauga, this venue decided to refund all ticket purchases for this show. If you want to come to the rescheduled show, you must re-purchase your ticket. They are holding all the seat locations for the tickets already purchased. This tickets will not be available for sale until sometime in mid April and expect the venue to email you about this. If you bought a meet & greet, you do NOT need to repurchase your meet & greet for this show.
I wrote this for my first daughter Amanda when she was little. I would pick her up from school, and instead of going straight home, we would drive up and down the beach road. She would play DJ with the CD player in our car. This precious time together we called our “drive time.” I couldn’t have written this song if I hadn’t spent a lifetime listening to Stevie Wonder.
For the first time ever you can also stream this song on Spotify!!
Pre-Orders are now available for The Best of Tommysongs. This double album is available as a CD, Vinyl, and as a Special Edition Book. The book contains rare photos from throughout Tommy’s life and family photos from his own personal collection. It also has exclusive liner notes written by Paul Zollo, a download card, the CDs, and the vinyl records all in one package. All the Special-Edition Books will also be numbered and signed by Tommy, and the records inside the book will be a customized colored vinyl. The CD and standard vinyl pre-orders will ship no later than May 8, and the Special Edition Books will ship no later than June 12. As all singles are released, all the pre-orders will get instant downloads for each single such as “Fuel”.
There are also some “Pre-Order Bundle Packs” that have some deep discounts such as the “Players Pack Bundle” which has guitar tab USB drive, the CGP notebook, Tommy’s signature picks, his guitar strap, and much more. There’s the “Apparel Bundle Pack” with hoodies, shirts, hats, socks, shirts, and more. There is also the “Limited-Edition Pin Pack” which contains a lanyard and 10 enamel pins. 7 of these pins highlight songs that appear on Tommysongs such as “Fuel”, “Angelina”, “It’s Never Too Late”, “Lewis & Clark”, “The Mystery”, “Endless Road”, and “(The Man With The) Green Thumb”.
We are so excited to have brand new Tommy logo merchandise. There are new shirts, cozy hoodies, hats, patches and now even a kids shirt!! All the items have a new logo that depicts a guitar pick with Tommy’s initials inside.
We’ve been adding a lot of classic videos to Tommy’s YouTube page. Some of them are from his past instructional videos such as Emmanuel Labor, Up Close, and Guitar Talk. In the next few months, Tommy will have more NEW videos and NEW songs coming out. Please subscribe to his YouTube channel, and you can be one of the first to see these new videos.
For most of his shows, there are meet & greets for sale from his web-store. It’s a gift that also supports amazing organizations such as Guitars 4 Vets, MusiCares, and Doctors Without Borders. **Please note, you must have a ticket to the show in order to take part in the meet & greet.
Today is Merle Travis’ birthday. His unique guitar style is still called Travis Picking by guitarists. “Travis Picking” is a syncopated style of guitar fingerpicking rooted in ragtime music in which alternating chords and bass notes are plucked by the thumb while melodies are simultaneously plucked by the index finger.
The album of the month for November is It’s Never Too Late. There are all kinds of sales happening on the web-store, so don’t miss out!!
The CD is on sale for $9 and the vinyl is on sale for $20. In addition to those, we also have the Songbook for It’s Never Too Late on sale as well for $18.
Another thing to note is that we now have the guitar tab for all of Tommy’s original songs from this album. We actually have guitar tab from several albums!! Here is the link for all the instructional videos and guitar tab we offer.
Tommy Emmanuel is postponing some shows in October because of an ongoing health condition that requires medical attention and rest. Tickets that have already been purchased will be honored for the new performance dates (*see full list below*). Emmanuel is also having to cancel his appearance at the Nashville Film Festival this Saturday (October 5) but the U.S. premiere of the film “Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road” will still take place, followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Jeremy Dylan and producer Jaime Lewis. Tommy thanks his fans for their understanding and looks forward to returning to the road soon.
Earn a total all inclusive scholarship to join Tommy and his cast of incredible guitar instructors for 4 days of music at the Tommy Emmanuel Holiday Getaway!! This acoustic event is for guitarists of all levels and interests. If you are interested in obtaining a scholarship; which would include your meals and accommodations for this wonderful event, please submit the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org :
Required Information Name: Age: Town / City of residence: Years of guitar experience: An explanation of why you should be awarded the scholarship: Any recordings or video to your music (as links or attachments):
Rules You must be 25 years old or younger. You must not have attended a previous Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp. This scholarship is meant to be need-based. Please allow other people to apply if you can attend via your own means. All entries must be submitted by October 31, 2019. Travel to Hawaii is not included. You are responsible for getting to the camp.
This information will not be used for any purpose other than for choosing a scholarship recipient.
Adventure seekers and travelers of all ages and interests are welcome!!