News
13
Nov
Guitar Camp Memphis

I’ve been a lot of places, but there’s absolutely no other place in the world like Memphis, Tennessee! That’s where my US Guitar Camp is next summer July 23-27, 2018, and I hope you’re ready to rock n’ roll. Memphis is the cradle of rock n’ roll. We want to feel that while we’re there. In order to do so, we’ll be staying and workshopping at the world-renowned Peabody Hotel and using the whole city as our playground. Of course, we’ll be doing the lessons, the workshops, and nightly performances, but we’ve got some unbelievable outings planned. You have to be in Memphis for this experience. We’re going to visit Stax Studio, and we’ll also be having dinner at Graceland. At Stax, you’re in for a real special treat. Steve Cropper is coming in to spend a day with us and talk through the recordings he did there with Otis Redding. For the general curriculum, it’s going to be rock, R&B, country, and blues. I especially want to teach some of the early rock n’ roll from the fifties. I might have to do “Heartbreak Hotel”! In addition to Cropper, you’re going to get to spend time with Pat Bergeson, Jack Pearson, Mike Seal, and the one and only Jerry Douglas. The experience these guys are going to bring to the camp is something money can’t buy. I’ll never forget my first gig in Memphis. I played a concert on Beale Street. The energy was just amazing. How warm and nice everyone was really stuck with me. I hope you feel the same way. We’re going to enjoy some real rock n’ roll moments together in a place that’s about as rock n’ roll as it gets. I am sure this will be an experience that the campers and myself will never forget. Oftentimes, students come up to me and say how good the teachers were, how the positive vibe changed their lives, and that they can’t wait to get to work on the instrument. There’s no better feeling than that! I hope to see you all in Memphis.

Much Love…Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

More information and registration information can be found here.