Tommy Emmanuel, CGP with Joe Robinson
Friday, April 17, 2020
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$34.50-$49.50 | $5.50 Increase DOS
Give a listen to “Old Photographs,” the closing track on Tommy Emmanuel’s It’s Never Too Late(2015), and you’ll hear the distinctive squeak of finger noise as he runs his hands across the frets of his Maton Signature TE guitar. It’s an imperfection in the performance that players typically try to eliminate in practice, and in the hands of a less-secure musician, that sound could easily be edited from the recording with Pro Tools recording technology.
But in their own way, those imperfections are perfect. For all of the masterful technique and flashy ability that’s brought Emmanuel recognition among the world’s greatest guitarists, that finger noise lets the audience know he is one of them. The same approach was taken with Tommy Emmanuel’s latest offering, the 15-track LIVE! At The Ryman(2017), a “genuine ‘had to be there,’ no fix ups, no frills recording,”says Emmanuel. “Each of my guitars has pickups and microphones included when you buy them, so the sound you hear from this recording is exactly as it sounds in the hall.”
Twenty-eight-year-old Australian Joe Robinson is a world-class virtuoso guitarist and
singer/songwriter with a unique musical sensibility, injecting a unique fusion of rock, blues, R&B
and jazz into a fresh sound that is entirely his own. Displaying his virtuosity on electric as well as
acoustic guitar, Robinson was voted “Best New Talent” in the Guitar Player Readers’ Poll and
landed a coveted spot as one of Australian Guitar Magazine’s Top 50 Best Guitarists.
Robinson’s talents were further recognized by Guitar Player magazine as part of a cover story entitled
“Youthquake 2017: Ten Mind-Blowing Young Guitarists.” In the article, Guitar Player observes Robinson
is “equally mind-blowing as an acoustic fingerpicker and electric soloist…his YouTube videos display an
astounding combination of taste, speed, cagey phrasing, and a clear, articulate, and sparking tone."
Tommy Emmanuel is postponing his concert on September 22,2019 in Lincoln, NE at the Rococo Theatre. He is having a health issue that requires medical attention and rest. Tickets purchased will be honored for the new performance date on April 17, 2020. Tommy would like to thank his fans for the love and understanding, and he is truly sorry for any inconvenience. He looks to returning to the road soon.