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Popularly known as the best acoustic guitarist and one of Australia’s most respected musicians, Tommy Emmanuel launches his Australia tour “Live and Acoustic” for the year 2012. The tour features Workshops and live concerts across all states of Australia South to West starting from August 5-12.
Tommy’s career in music started out in Australia. Considering that he was born and raised there, he started touring when he was only 6 years old, along with his family who noted his talent. Later in his teenage years, he moved to Sydney where he became a famous young guitarist across Sydney’s bars and clubs. It wasn’t long until he started recording professional albums while touring the world.
From the year 1979 till this day, Emmanuel has recorded 24 albums in 50 years in the music scene and is not stopping there. One of Tommy’s lastest albums, “Little by Little,” which was released in 2010, features tracks like “Haba na Haba,” ” Half way home,” and “Smokey Mountain Lullaby,” which made the 2-Cd album a big hit and one of his best.
Wither it’s north or south, winter or summer, Tommy never stops touring the world and showing his good music to people. He has toured many continents and its nations in various jazz festivals. Wherever he goes he is recognized as the “Father of all Guitarists.” He has also performed with many world wide respected artists like Eric Clapton and Air Supply.
Tommy Emmanuel has kicked off his new tour after his latest Christmas album “All I Want for Christmas” which was released in 2011. By September he started the tour, starting in the US and going till he reached Australia.
August 5 will be Tommy’s Masterclass and Workshop at Hindmarsh of South Australia and again, on the same day, is his first gig in the 2012 Australia tour at the city of Adelaide. But most people are expecting the best and the biggest of this tour in Sydney that not only represents the capital of Australia but Tommy’s playground and good old days.
Tommy will continue the tour in Australia till he reaches Perth on the August 12, where his Australian tour ends for the year. But he is not going too far off: his tour continues in New Zealand only two days after.
The two day countdown begins for all who await Tommy’s tour back in his homeland this year.
Image Courtesy of Tommy Emmanuel