An Evening with Tommy Emmanuel
Tuesday, July 24 - 7:30pm
Sunoco Performance Theater
Buy Tickets or call 717-214-ARTS (2787).
Tickets are $30 and $38
Two-time Grammy® Award nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected guitarists of all time. The legendary fingerpicker has a professional career that spans nearly five decades around the globe. Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Emmanuel to try this "fingerpicker" style as a child. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel's biggest fans. Most recently, in 2009, Emmanuel was honored with Guitar Player magazine's most prestigious annual Guitar Legend Award, as well as being named Thumbpicker of the Year, for the second time.
William Thomas "Tommy" Emmanuel AM (born 31 May 1955) is an Australian guitarist and occasional singer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. In the May 2008 and 2010 issues of Guitar Player Magazine, he was named as "Best Acoustic Guitarist" in their readers' poll. In June 2010 Emmanuel was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).