The greatest hits of Tommy’s previous PBS airings on Music Gone Public – Curated Concerts for Public Television! This program combines performances over the last decade from previous PBS features such as Center Stage, Tommy Emmanuel & Friends – Live from The Balboa Theatre, and Live and Solo from Pensacola, Florida.
Earn a total all inclusive scholarship to join Tommy Emmanuel and his cast of incredible guitar instructors for 4 days of music and guitar. This acoustic event is for guitarists of all levels and interests. If you are interested and are 25 years old or younger please write a one paragraph explanation why you should be awarded the scholarship. Please send that and any links to your music to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All entries must be submitted by August 25th 2021. Scholarship includes everything that is included in the “Shared Room with Two Beds” package, including meals, accommodations, masterclasses, trips, and concerts. All applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the event. Travel to Nashville is not included.
We are thrilled to announce that Tommy Emmanuel will be part of Grand Ole Opry show, that will kick off the famed Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN on Thursday Sept. 2nd. The Opry rarely takes it’s show outside of Music City…what a treat this will be!!!
Grand Ole Opry at Bonnaroo joins a stellar list of artists and headliners at the festival, including the Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Megan The Stallion, Tyler, The Creator, Deftones, Lil Baby, Jason Isbell, Incubus, Leon Bridges, Deadmau5 and more. Click HERE for the official Bonnaroo lineup and complete information.
Tommy Emmanuel is joining Feat Camp 2022. This is Little Feat’s annual festival at the Jewell Paradise Cove Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica from January 30 – February 5, 2022. Also joining the Feat Festivities are the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, and Jack Broadbent. All artists will perform multiple sets, and there will be a special post show on February 4 featuring Tommy and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. All Feat Camp packages include a 4-night stay at the all-inclusive Jewel Paradise Cove Resort, January 31-February 3. Fans have the option to book the pre and post night shows when you make your reservation. Registration is open NOW.
The rumors are true!! The Chet Atkins Appreciation Society will host its annual convention at the Music City Sheraton on July 8 – 10. Tommy will be at the convention on Friday and Saturday, July 9 & 10. Get your tickets by clicking here!
English guitarist Mike Dawes and I released our version of the Gotye hit song “Somebody That I Used To Know”. Mike’s style is so different than mine, and that makes for good chemistry. For this song, I asked him to play his arrangement as he did solo, then I found a way to blend in, harmonize, strengthen choruses, and stay out of his way musically, yet add to what he’s doing! His approach to melodies is solid. This was fun to make, and I’m proud of the results.
“Somebody That I Used To Know” will be available to stream on digital outlets on Friday, June 25.
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley and I sat down with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum recently to talk about and play songs from “Accomplice Series Volume 1,” and as of 7:00 PM CT on June 15, you can stream our new “Live at the Hall” episode on demand.
This month marks the 6 year anniversary of launching Tommy’s label – CGP Sounds. In just 6 years, CGP Sounds has released 4 studio albums, 3 live albums, a DVD, and 2 EPs. That’s a whole lot of music with much more on the way. Check out this video from 2005 when Tommy predicted launching CGP Sounds. In honor of this anniversary we have a deep discount bundle sale on all CGP Sounds Vinyl and CDs. Check it out on the web-store by clicking here
I’d like to personally invite you to join me at my upcoming Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp USA, taking place September 23-26, 2021 at the brand new Virgin Hotel on Music Row in my adopted hometown of Nashville, TN.
My camps are a great experience for everybody, including me and the instructors. It will be four days of lessons, workshops, and intimate performances. In the morning, I’ll work with the entire group for a few hours. Then, the campers will break off into small groups with instructors that I have handpicked myself. The groups rotate with the teachers, so you’ll eventually get a lesson from everyone. In the evenings, we’ll have some exclusive camp performances. On the last night, we’ll do a special concert where some of the campers will get a chance to play on stage. I know a lot of players can be hesitant or nervous about that, so this is the time to break the spell. That’s really what it’s all about. It’s about you having your own experience while benefiting from my, and the instructors, knowledge.
As usual, I’ll be joined by an incredibly talented and equally diverse group of guest instructors, including British fingerstyle specialist Richard Smith, Nashville session favorite Pat Bergeson (heck of a harmonica player too), harp and six-string guitar master and all-around amazing human Stephen Bennett, and Australian-born Golden Guitar Award winner Stuie French. The legendary Jorma Kaukonen will be my Special Guest at Guitar Camp Nashville, and the beautiful Annie Sellick will be stopping by to sing.
We always find instructors that are diverse, have their own style, and that I know will be amazing teachers for you. There’s a bit of everything so each teacher can give you things you can use on your own musical journey. There’s no judging here. We don’t care if you suck, we don’t care if you’re great, or anywhere in between. As long as you love playing, we will do anything we can to help you. That’s the main purpose of these camps – the joy of learning and playing together! Nashville is an amazing city! There’s a lot of extra things we’re going to do together like having a meal at Loveless Café and visiting the Historic RCA Studio B (the house that Chet built). I’m also performing at the Historic Ryman Auditorium with Jorma joining me as a special guest. The students will get a chance to tour the Ryman, see the soundcheck, take a picture with me on-stage, and see the concert.