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Tommy Emmanuel 
Photo Courtesy  of  Robert Jenkins
 
May 31st Birthday
 

 
Go to the website for details www.tommyemmanuel.com/tour-dates
 
Videos
 
Tommy with Bryan Browne 13 yrs old
 
 
 
Tommy and Phil Emmanuel
 
February 2010
 
 

Center Stage on PBSImage of Tommy with Guitar

 

Note: All of these stations' pledge drives will be offering tickets to special benefit TOMMY EMMANUEL performances.


 

KPBS - San Diego 
 

Sunday, March 14 at 4:30 PM
 

Tuesday, March 16 at 10:00 PM
 


 

VPT - Vermont Public Television
 

Thursday, March 4 at 9:00 PM
 

Sunday, March 7 at 8:00 PM
 

Sunday, March 14 at 10:00 PM
 

Wednesday, March 24 at 9:30 PM
 


 

SCETV - South Carolina ETV
 

Tuesday, March 9 at 7PM
 


 

MPBN - Maine Public Broadcasting
 

Saturday, March 6 at 10:00PM
 

Thursday, March 11 at 10:00PM
 

Saturday, March 13 at 9:30PM
 

Tuesday, March 23 at 9:30PM
 


 

 

See below for new shows in Austin, TX Sept 16-17 and Norfolk, CT July 21!


 

 
Retailers
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UPCOMING SHOWS
Palácio da Música de Teresina Teresina, BR Fri Feb 26 10 03:00 PM Tickets
Harrow Arts Centre Middlesex, UK Fri Mar 05 10 08:00 PM  
Harrow Arts Centre Middlesex, UK Sat Mar 06 10 08:00 PM  
Harrow Arts Centre Middlesex, UK Sun Mar 07 10 08:00 PM  
Hawth Theatre Crawley, UK Mon Mar 08 10 07:30 PM Tickets
De Montfort Hall Leicester, UK Tue Mar 09 10 07:30 PM Tickets
Grand Opera House York York, UK Wed Mar 10 10 07:00 PM Tickets
The Sage Gateshead Gateshead, NE, UK Thu Mar 11 10 07:30 PM Tickets
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Liverpool, UK Fri Mar 12 10 07:30 PM Tickets
Sheffield City Hall Sheffield, UK Sat Mar 13 10 07:30 PM Tickets
Leicester Square Theatre London, UK Sun Mar 14 10 07:30 PM Tickets
Queens Theatre Barnstaple, DEV, UK Mon Mar 15 10 07:30 PM Tickets
Stadtcasino Basel, CH Thu Mar 18 10 08:00 PM Tickets
CC Leopoldsburg Leopoldsburg, BE Sun Mar 21 10 08:15 PM Tickets
PALAIS DES CONGRES Marseille, FR Sat Mar 27 10 08:30 PM Tickets
La Cigale Paris, FR Sun Mar 28 10 08:30 PM Tickets
Le Splendid Lille, FR Mon Mar 29 10 08:30 PM Tickets
International House of Music Moscow, RU Sat Apr 10 10 07:00 PM Tickets
Maaspoort Venlo, NL Sun Apr 11 10 08:15 PM Tickets
Muziekcentrum Frits Philips Eindhoven, NL Mon Apr 12 10 08:15 PM Tickets
Zaantheater Zaandam, NL Tue Apr 13 10 08:15 PM Tickets
Philharmonie Cologne, DE Wed Apr 14 10 08:00 PM Tickets
JAHRHUNDERTHALLE Frankfurt, DE Thu Apr 15 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Stadthalle Kassel, DE Fri Apr 16 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Centre International des Congres Nantes, FR Sun Apr 18 10 08:30 PM Tickets
CITE CENTRE DES CONGRES Lyon, FR Tue Apr 20 10 08:30 PM Tickets
Espace La Medoquine Bordeaux, FR Wed Apr 21 10 08:30 PM Tickets
Congress Concert Hall Vilnius, LT Fri Apr 23 10 08:00 PM  
Kipsala Hall Riga, LV Sat Apr 24 10 07:00 PM Tickets
Druso Circus Bergamo, BG, IT Sun Apr 25 10 08:00 PM  
Palazzetto dello Sport Formigine, IT Mon Apr 26 10 08:00 PM  
Jux Tap Sarzana, SP, IT Tue Apr 27 10 08:00 PM  
Teatro Metropolitan Catania, IT Wed Apr 28 10 07:30 PM Tickets
Teatro Colosseo Turin To, IT Thu Apr 29 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Soave Guitar Festival Soave, VI, IT Fri Apr 30 10 12:00 AM Tickets
Soave Guitar Festival Soave, VI, IT Sat May 01 10 12:00 AM Tickets
Soave Guitar Festival Soave, VI, IT Sun May 02 10 12:00 AM Tickets
Ryerson Theatre Toronto, ON, CA Thu May 13 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Ryerson Theatre Toronto, ON, CA Fri May 14 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Dominion-Chalmers United Church Ottawa, ON, CA Sat May 15 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Théâtre de l'Olympia de Montréal Montreal, QC, CA Sun May 16 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Salle Jean-Paul-Tardif Québec City, QC, CA Mon May 17 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville, TN Wed May 19 10 07:00 PM Tickets
Newberry Opera House Newberry, SC Fri May 21 10 08:00 PM  
Newberry Opera House Newberry, SC Sat May 22 10 08:00 PM  
Festival des Guitares du Monde Rouyn-Noranda, QC, CA Tue May 25 10 09:00 PM Tickets
Infinity Hall Norfolk, CT Wed Jul 21 10 08:00 PM Tickets
National Guitar Workshop New Milford, CT Wed Jul 21 10 08:00 PM Tickets
National Guitar Workshop New Milford, CT Thu Jul 22 10 08:00 PM  
2010 International Guitar Festival Cheltenham, UK Wed Aug 04 10 08:00 PM  
2010 International Guitar Festival Cheltenham, UK Thu Aug 05 10 08:00 PM  
Jazz in Laurino Festival Laurino, SA, IT Thu Aug 12 10 08:00 PM  
Chateau Telč - Courtyard Telc, CZ Sat Aug 14 10 12:00 AM  
Radavallen Mellerud, SE Sat Aug 21 10 09:00 PM Tickets
Burg Wilhelmstein Wurselen, DE Wed Aug 25 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Rathaushof Köpenick Berlin, DE Fri Aug 27 10 08:00 PM  
The Strawberry Music Festival Yosemite, CA Sun Sep 05 10 08:45 PM Tickets
Surflight Theatre Beach Haven, NJ Sun Sep 12 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Surflight Theatre Beach Haven, NJ Mon Sep 13 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Surflight Theatre Beach Haven, NJ Tue Sep 14 10 02:00 PM Tickets
One World Theatre Austin, TX Thu Sep 16 10 07:00 PM Tickets
One World Theatre Austin, TX Fri Sep 17 10 07:00 PM Tickets
Perth Concert Hall Perth, PKN, UK Sat Nov 06 10 07:30 PM Tickets
The Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, UK Sun Nov 07 10 07:30 PM Tickets
Bridgewater Hall Manchester, MANCH, UK Mon Nov 08 10 07:30 PM  
Corn Exchange Cambridge, UK Tue Nov 09 10 08:00 PM Tickets
Town Hall Birmingham, UK Wed Nov 10 10 07:30 PM Tickets
Waterfront Studio Belfast, UK Thu Nov 11 10 07:30 PM Tickets
Wroclaw Guitar Festival Grounds Wroclaw, PL Sun Nov 21 10 12:00 AM Tickets
> See More / Details

 
Hey Tommy Fans,
I've recently started streaming bits of Tommy's shows, personal appearances, and fun moments on tour and in the dressing room on my Ustream.tv page. Go to www.ustream.tv/showbizmanager - Choose the show "TOMMY EMMANUEL LIVE" and you can see when we are live. If you're on Tommy's twitter stream ( @tommyemmanuel ) you'll be notified, but you'll also be notified if you start following him on Ustream.tv. If you have an iPhone, you can get a USTREAM app that allows you to see the live stream on the phone when you are notified.

If you can't log on right away, the footage will be saved on the Ustream page for you to see later. Sometimes I can't get very close the the quality is relatively good. I can see how many people are following, and you can chat to me while doing so, so please say hello.

Next live feed will be at 9:00 pm Pacific time tonight and tomorrow night from Orange Blossom Junction in Exeter California.

I will personally be streaming until Tommy and I part in Brazil on March 2nd. I'm hoping his European tour manager can do it while he's in Europe, but then once Tommy comes back to the USA, I'll be streaming regularly. Usually showtime the evening of any show, about midway through.

Also, become Tommy's fan on Facebook and you'll be notified of live streaming as well.

I look forward to seeing your name come up on USTREAM.

Regards,
Gina Mendello
Manager for Tommy Emmanuel
 
 
 
 
 
2009
'JUST BETWEEN FRETS'
on CERTIFIEDGUITARPLAYER.COM
(Ships from USA)

PRICE: $16
'Just Between Frets' is a collaboration between Tommy, jazz guitarist Frank Vignola and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi. Vignola spent many years playing with the legendary Les Paul and is a master of Django gypsy jazz and 30s-40s swing. This mutual admiration society collection of standards, plus two Tommy Emmanuel originals, is some of the most inspired and intuitive jams on record.

Track List
01 Tenderly (3:53)
02 Clouds (4:57)
03 How High the Moon (4:23)
04 I’ve Got a Crush on You* (1:00)
05 Young at Heart* (3:23)

06 Swing 39/Swing 42 (6:18)
07 Sweet Dreams (3:33)
08 Paper Moon (5:36)
09 Django’s Castle (4:20)
10 Swing 09 (3:29)
11 NatureBoy (4:31)
12 Just Us 4 All (7:34)
*Played as a medley

Country Music Awards of Australia Announces Finalists
The 38th CMAA Finalists have been announced and Tommy's in the running on two projects!
Jolly Swagman, 'Center Stage' (Tommy Emmanuel) - Nominee: Fender Instrumental of the Year
Tangerine Sky (written by Tamara Stewart, recorded by Australian Country Music Unites) - Nominee: Vocal Collaboration of the Year, Heritage Song of the Year
Awards to be announced Jan 23!
 
 
Merchandise
The guitar tabs for The Mystery album are finally in, as we noted last week.
The release date for 'Just Between Frets,' Tommy's collaboration with jazz guitarist Frank Vignola, is pending for fall. We're beginning work now on the album artwork.
 
 
New workshops are being added to the fall USA lineup weekly. Check to see if there's one in your area!
 
2009
General Workshop Information: Tommy's workshops are open to all skill levels. Bring your guitar! Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve your place, email Gina Mendello at manager@tommyemmanuel.com  specifiying the location of the workshop you're interested in. Workshop cost is $80 General/ $50 Students and Military with ID. **PLEASE NOTE: WORKSHOP TICKETS ARE NOT ON SALE THROUGH THE VENUES WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED** All payments accepted at the door on the day of the workshop. Cash or credit only. Doors open half an hour before the workshop begins.

 
 
The long-awaited tablature book for The Mystery album is now available for presale on Tommy's merchandise site, www.certifiedguitarplayer.com .
For only $24.99, you can own transcriptions (sheet music with guitar tabs) for all 12 tracks on this Grammy-nominated album:

Cantina Senese
Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag*
The Mystery*
Cowboy’s Dream
Walls
Lewis & Clark*
The Diggers' Waltz*
Antonella's Birthday*
And So It Goes
That's The Spirit
Footprints
Keep It Simple
 
*Video instruction for selected songs is available on the Emmanuel Labor  DVD.
Release date for the book is August 20!

Order Now
 
 
Announcing Tommy Fest 8 - Elizabethtown, Kentucky - USA
 
We have two pieces of great news for Tommy Emmanuel fans everywhere!
 

* We're happy to announce, for those of you who have been patiently waiting for the guitar tabs of Tommy's Grammy-nominated The Mystery album, they should be ready in July!
 

* Also, Tommy is recording a new album with jazz guitarist Frank Vignola that will be coming out this year.  You can see a sneak video peek from Frank's performance with Tommy at the Soave Guitar Festival in Italy last week below.  Thanks to Bluesjammer for the link!
 

http://truefire.com/tftv/index.html?channel=frankvignola&videofile=tftv/artists/franktommy_olimpico12

As always, you can view Tommy's entire live show schedule at
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/tour-dates/
 

 

 
Below are some new dates that PBS will be airing the latest Tommy Emmanuel DVD Center Stage during their summer pledge drives in various cities around the country.  We hope you can catch this terrific live performance when it plays on PBS in your town!

best,

--The TE Team

Click here to put my songs on your Facebook profile.

Upcoming Shows for Tommy Emmanuel
Sep 4 2009 8:00 PM Cincinnati, OH Mcauley Performing Arts Center  
Sep 5 2009 8:00 PM Cincinnati, OH Mcauley Performing Arts Center  
Sep 13 2009 8:00 PM Beach Haven, NJ Surflight Theatre Tickets
Sep 14 2009 8:00 PM Beach Haven, NJ Surflight Theatre Tickets
Sep 15 2009 8:00 PM Beach Haven, NJ Surflight Theatre Tickets
Sep 16 2009 8:00 PM New York, NY BB Kings / Lucille's Bar & Grille  
Sep 17 2009 8:00 PM Foxborough, MA Showcase Live  
Sep 26 2009 8:00 PM Kalamazoo, MI Kalamazoo State Theatre Tickets
Sep 29 2009 7:30 PM Springfield, IL Sangamon Auditorium  
Oct 1 2009 7:30 PM Muncie, IN Ball State University Pruis Hall Tickets
Oct 2 2009 8:00 PM Terre Haute, IN Hatfield Hall Theater Tickets
Oct 3 2009 8:00 PM New Albany, IN Paul W. Ogle Cultural Center Tickets
Oct 4 2009 8:00 PM Jasper, IN Jasper Arts Center Tickets
Oct 6 2009 7:30 PM Frankfort, KY Grand Theater Tickets
Oct 8 2009 8:00 PM St. Louis, MO Sheldon Concert Hall Tickets
Oct 9 2009 8:00 PM Overland Park, KS Carlsen Center  
Oct 10 2009 8:45 PM Hutchinson, KS Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre Tickets
Oct 15 2009 8:00 PM TBA, TBA, JP TBA  
Oct 23 2009 8:00 PM Beijing, CN TBA  
Oct 24 2009 8:00 PM Shanghai, CN TBA  
Oct 26 2009 8:00 PM Seoul, KR TBA  
Oct 27 2009 8:00 PM Seoul, KR TBA  
Dec 3 2009 7:30 PM London, UK O2 Shepherds Bush Empire Tickets
Dec 5 2009 7:30 PM Bristol, UK Colston Hall Tickets
Jan 30 2010 8:00 PM Montgomery, AL Montgomery Performing Arts Center- Tickets
Feb 7 2010 7:30 PM Chico, CA Cal State Chico - Laxson Auditorium  
Feb 12 2010 8:00 PM San Francisco, CA Palace of Fine Arts Theatre Tickets
Feb 13 2010 8:00 PM San Francisco, CA Palace of Fine Arts Theatre Tickets
Mar 12 2010 7:30 PM Liverpool, UK Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Tickets
Mar 13 2010 7:30 PM Sheffield, UK Sheffield City Hall Tickets
 
 
New US Dates for Atlanta & Nashville
Thurs. July 30, 8pm
Atlanta, GA - The Variety Playhouse
www.variety-playhouse.com
Tickets $25.00 ON-SALE DATE: 5/15/09 at 10am
Purchase via www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000

Fri. July 31, 8pm
Nashville, TN - James K. Polk Theater in TPAC
www.tpac.org
Tickets: $24.50-$34.50 ON-SALE DATE: 5/15/09 at 10am
Purchase via www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000

You can find the complete list of Tommy's show dates at this link:
http://www.reverbnation.com/tommyemmanuel

 
**PLEASE NOTE: NZ tickets go on sale 9am Monday 27th April**

Thursday 4th June - Hastings, Hawkes Bay, NZ - Hawkes Bay Opera House -- Tickets through TicketDirect.
Friday 5th June - North Shore City, Auckland, NZ - Bruce Mason Centre - 8:00pm -- Tickets through Ticketmaster.
Saturday 6th June - Hamilton, NZ - Clarence St Theatre -- Tickets through TicketDirect.
Monday 15th June - Hobart, Tasmania, AU - Wrest Point Entertainment Centre with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: TSO Box Office Ph: 1800 001 190 or Wrest Point Entertainment Centre Box Office: 1300 795 257.

More news about Tommy's new albums, tabs, etc is just around the corner. Stay tuned!

--The TE Team
 
Tommy's touring Europe right now with his fellow Aussie Rick Price, who is an old friend known for his HOT vocals.  We think they make an amazing team!  If you're not familiar with Rick's music yet, you are missing something extraordinary.  Have a little listen here:   http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/1371261
 
After much effort and waiting, Tommy's first albums and Greatest Hits are now available on iTunes in the USA. Albums include:

Up From Down Under
Dare To Be Different
Determination
The Journey Continues
Classical Gas
Terra Firma
Can't Get Enough
The Very Best of Tommy Emmanuel
Aside from Tommy's website, these albums have never been available in the USA until now.
Start downloading now!
Regards,
Gina

 
 
Upcoming Shows for Tommy Emmanuel
Sep 29 2009 7:30 PM Springfield, IL Sangamon Auditorium  
Oct 1 2009 7:30 PM Muncie, IN Pruis Hall Tickets
Oct 2 2009 8:00 PM Terre Haute, IN Hatfield Hall Tickets
Oct 3 2009 8:00 PM New Albany, IN Paul W. Ogle Cultural Center Tickets
Oct 4 2009 8:00 PM Jasper, IN Jasper Arts Center Tickets
Oct 8 2009 8:00 PM St. Louis, MO Sheldon Concert Hall Tickets
Oct 9 2009 8:00 PM Overland Park, KS Carlsen Center  
Oct 10 2009 8:45 PM Hutchinson, KS Hutchinson Historic Fox Theatre Tickets
Dec 3 2009 7:30 PM London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire Tickets
Dec 5 2009 7:30 PM Bristol, UK Colston Hall Tickets

 

 
We've just scheduled a show in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania at the Colonial Theatre for MARCH 27th!!!! Go to the website at http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/tour-dates  for details. And don't forget about TommyFest in Kentucky, starting on Thursday.
 
Lots of great stuff happening lately. Back on January 10th Tommy played with Ricky Skaggs at B.B. Kings Blues Club in New York City, and followed up with a jam at the Iridium on Monday night with Les Paul. It was an amazing weekend of music.

The following week, Tommy was flown to Los Angeles by Guitar Player Magazine to accept their LEGEND Lifetime Achievement Award. It was a great honor for Tommy.

Guitar Player Magazine Editor Mike Molenda presented him with a medal and Tommy took the stage for 20 minutes and then played with All Star Guitar Night host Muriel Anderson. There is a link to the video presentation that they prepared for this honor.
There are some great new shows on the website, plus a recently announced workshop near Chicago on February 9th. Take a look at the tour dates below for new dates in Champaign, IL, and Indiana. More dates are coming in every day so check frequently.
 

 
Go to the website for details www.tommyemmanuel.com/tour-dates

Tommy has been in the studio for the last week recording his new album. There is no title yet, and there is no release date yet, but it won't be ready for many months as we continue to market Center Stage. Included on this new album will be Ruby's Eyes, Tears for Jersalem, Willie's Shades (with blistering solos by Anthony Snape), Haba na Haba with vocals by Tommy and Pam Rose, Locomotivation, The Welsh Tornado, Moon River, Country Wide, and more. Trust me. We will tell you when the album is ready. You do not need to ask. It will be the worst kept secret in the world. Kim Person produced for Tommy once again.

Australian singing star Rick Price has arrived in Nashville ready to tour with Tommy this year. If you haven't heard Rick, he's amazing. Check out his MySpace songs
www.myspace.com/rickpriceau

Clive Carroll will be touring with Tommy in March. Clive is also amazing. Listen to him at www.myspace.com/clivecarroll
Also please be aware that Tommy only meets people BEFORE the show now. If you would like to meet Tommy before the show, please send an e-mail to me at
manager@tommyemmanuel.com  AND PLEASE PUT THE DATE AND LOCATION OF THE SHOW IN THE SUBJECT HEADING OF THE E-MAIL. In the email include your name, and how many people you would like to bring. Maximum 4 people. Then come to the theatre one hour before show-time and either go to the merchandise table or ask someone about where the meet & greet is being held. Please be prompt. We'll wait about 10 minutes and then take people back.

Summer is shaping up to be great in the USA as we lock in broadcast of Center Stage with PBS stations around the country. We will announce dates and airings as they are confirmed.
 
We're excited to be heading out on the road again and look forward to seeing all our old friends and making some new ones. In the mean time, if you have any questions please don't reply to this e-mail, but go to the website to CONTACT US or write me at manager@tommyemmanuel.com .

See you on the road!
Gina Mendello
http://www.reverbnation.com/tommyemmanuel
 
Hi folks!
Some updated info on Tommy's 20 Dec Opry appearances and how you can listen in wherever you are!

Please note, there are two shows Saturday: 7pm and 9:30pm Central. Tommy will be doing a special interview on WSM Radio's Opry Warm-up Show with Keith Bilbrey at 6pm Central. Live Opry radio coverage of both shows starts at 6:30pm. Check the listings at http://www.opry.com/TicketsAndInformation/ThisWeek.aspx  for this Saturday's lineup!

* If you're local to Nashville, you can hear the shows live on WSM Radio 650 AM.
* Listen over the Internet at www.wsmonline.com
* Tune in via satellite radio on XM Radio Nashville!

Note: GAC will not be televising the live show.

International friends, never heard of the Grand Ole Opry?
Read more about the oldest continuous radio program in the US on Wikipedia


Click here to put my songs on your Facebook profile.
 
 
Tommy will be appearing at both shows at the Grand Old Opry taking place at the Ryman Auditorium this Saturday night. The show is covered live by GAC (cable TV). If you live in Nashville or surrounding areas, you can get tickets via the Ryman box office. Ricky Skaggs will also be appearing.

Tommy and Ricky Skaggs will be doing a showcase performance together at BB Kings Blues Club on Sunday, January 11th in New York City. Tickets are available at BBKINGS box office/website. Tommy will play for an hour, then Ricky for an hour, then they'll do numbers together.

Finally, don't for get to get your order in to the webshop at
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com  for Tommy's stuff plus the NEW ALBUM by Clive Carroll LIFE IN COLOUR which will be on the site later today along with other great acoustic music including bluehouse, Pam Rose, Lance Allen, Anthony Snape, Tracy Rice, Muriel Anderson, Stephen Bennett and many more. We've extended FREE SHIPPING OVER FOR ORDERS OVER $100.00, but it's only for first class mail and if you're overseas you free shipping will not get you your order by Christmas. In the USA, you would have just a few more days to get you your order by Christmas. There are faster methods of ordering both internationally and domestically (in the USA) but it will not be free.
Happy Holidays to all of you and we'll have more tour dates coming up real soon.

http://www.reverbnation.com/tommyemmanuel
 
Hi there and happy holidays!
We're finally nailing down shows for February and March 2009.
Please go to
www.tommyemmanuel.com/tour-dates  for details:

Don't panic! More dates are to come! Please don't write asking if we'll be in your city. We will let you know as soon as the date is confirmed and we have details. It's all coming through soon.
And if you're interested in gifts AUTOGRAPHED BY TOMMY for Christmas, please order NOW while FREE SHIPPING lasts (extended till 10 December), and ASK FOR AUTOGRAPH AND WHO IT IS TO BE AUTOGRAPHED TO IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF YOUR ORDER. IF IT IS NOT IN THE COMMENTS SECTION, IT CAN NOT BE ADDED LATER.
Look forwarded to seeing you at a concert soon.
Regards,
-Gina Mendello

 
Hi Everyone,
Here's a sneak peek at the new Tommy Emmanuel Center Stage DVD, to be released on Wednesday, Oct 15!
Order yours here today!
All the best,
--The TE Team
http://www.reverbnation.com/tommyemmanuel
 
Hey there!
The new CENTER STAGE DVD filmed at Sierra Nevada Brewery is now available for presale in the website shop. Click on the link:
HERE  
And you'll be redirected to the shop to order. You'll receive your order right around October 15. This great new DVD is the state of the art and is filled with the very best of Tommy LIVE!

Regards,
Gina

 
TOMMY EMMANUEL RETURNS “CENTER STAGE”
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2009!
Rob Potts Entertainment Edge is pleased to announce the legendary Guitar Wizard of Oz, TOMMY EMMANUEL, is returning to Australian shores in 2009, for his first National Tour in three years.

Recently voted Best Acoustic Guitarist by prestigious US music magazine, Guitar Player, Tommy’s incredible musicianship has won him worldwide acclaim from varied notables including singer/axeman, Eric Clapton, and Monty Python’s actor/comedian, Eric Idle.

The iconic fingerpicker, Chet Atkins, called Tommy “one of the all-time greatest guitarists on the planet”. And a recent newspaper article described Tommy as being “to the guitar, what Michael Phelps is to swimming - pure gold!!”

“To me, music is something that is beautiful and positive,” says Tommy. “If I can pass that torch on to others, then I'm happy, and I’m thrilled to be coming back home and playing for some Aussie crowds again.”

The Center Stage Tour will comprise of nine dates around the country across the month of June 2009. Fans have been clamouring for Tommy’s return here and tickets are sure to go fast.
Register for an exclusive pre-sale at
www.entertainmentedge.com.au   today & receive access to the best seats in the house at $10 off! - Limited offer Only!

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES 2009
Sat 13 June - Country Club Tasmania, Launceston TAS
Tue 16 June - The Arts Centre Hamer Hall, Melbourne VIC
Fri 19 June - City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney NSW
Sat 20 June - QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane QLD
Sun 21 June - Empire Theatre, Toowoomba QLD
Wed 24 June - Canberra Theatre, ACT
Fri 26 June - Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide SA
Sun 28 June - Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, WA
Mon 29 June - Perth Concert Hall, WA

New CD, CENTER STAGE, and DVD, EMMANUEL LABOR,
Out September 27th, 2008
For further information
Tiona Hall @ Entertainment Edge - (02) 9712.8668
Tiona@entertainmentedge.com.au
Media Enquiries
Kerry Roberts @ The Roberts Network - (02) 9712.8445
kerryroberts@therobertsnetwork.com.au
 
The Tommy Emmanuel show scheduled for September 29 2008 in Baton Rouge, LA has been postponed due to Hurricane Gustav. Although not much press has been given to this storm, the damage to Baton Rouge and surrounding areas is worse than any hurricane in modern history. Much of the city infrastructure is still in poor condition, and the theater venue is still without power, and sustained water and wind damage. This was the largest power outage (1.3million homes) in the history of our area. The ticketing system is still without power, and all things considered, all agree that trying to hold the concert as scheduled would not be a wise choice.

Tommy and his team have graciously agreed to a new date for Baton Rouge in February. Once we have a firm date, we will send out a new email. Those of you that have purchased tickets will have the option of receiving a refund, or holding on to them for the new show. Tommy loves Baton Rouge, and has sent all of us here his encouragement and his prayers, and I pass them on to you. As soon as we have a firm date, I’ll send out a new email.
Carlton Jones

 
Tickets will soon be going on sale for the June 2009 Australian tour. Sign up for pre-sale tickets by clicking the link below:
http://www.entertainmentedge.com.au/tommy.html
Regards,
Gina Mendello
Manager for Tommy Emmanuel
http://www.reverbnation.com/tommyemmanuel

 
Hey everyone,
Go to
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/tour-dates 

and scroll all the way from the beginning to the end of the tour dates section. I've added
LOADS of tour dates in the USA coming up soon, and in the future, and around the world.
The Australian tour will be in June 2009 but I can't put the cities in yet.

Those of you in the USA, just about all the tour dates have now been filled in in
September and October. New dates include more dates in Texas, Oklahoma, Milwaukee,
Madison, Minneapolis.

The ASIAN tour dates are now up in the last two weeks of October, including 5 shows in
Japan, Korea, Taipei, Bangkok and Singapore.

I WILL ASK AGAIN THAT YOU DO NOT WRITE ME TO ASK ABOUT YOUR CITY IF YOU DON'T
SEE IT LISTED. I WILL ALWAYS LET YOU KNOW WHEN NEW TOUR DATES ARE ADDED. I
PROMISE.

Please send your friends in these location to the concerts if there are shows near them.

AND DON'T FORGET THAT THE NEW ALBUM "CENTER STAGE" AND THE NEW
INSTRUCTIONAL DVD "EMMANUEL LABOR" ARE FOR SALE NOW ON THE WEBSITE. THE NEW
DVD OF CENTER STAGE WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 15 BUT WILL BE PRE-SOLD ON A DATE
YET TO BE DETERMINED AND COULD POSSIBLY BE AVAILABLE DURING THE
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER USA TOURS.

See you soon,

Regards,

GINA
__._,_.___
 
It's almost here: EMMANUEL LABOR, Tommy's new instructional video on selections from
ONLY, ENDLESS ROAD and THE MYSTERY.

Click here to pre-order NOW:

http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=149

The DVD will ship the week of July 16th 2008.

It's comprehensive up-close instruction.

This DVD is in ALL REGION format, however instruction is, at the moment, ONLY IN ENGLISH
without subtitles. Subtitled versions may be created in the coming months.
GET TO WORK!
 
Tommy's show in Montreal, Canada on May 1st 2008 was recorded and will be broadcast around
Canada on June 1st, but the show is already on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting) site for your
on-line listening pleasure:

http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/concerts/20080501tommy
Enjoy!
 
Tommy is currently touring Europe, Canada & the US and is touring Australia again in 2009.
 
Tommy did an interview on Thursday with WRLT Lightning 100 radio here in Nashville and
they videotaped the interview/performance and put it on YouTube. Tommy is playing a
new song called "LOCOMOTIVATION"

Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uscSMtEvjuI

He also did an extended interview in Charlottesville, VA on June 4th and here are the links
to that. Some GREAT stuff there....

Part 1 of 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ8dsUMW91o
Part 2 of 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFcU-j5k90E
Part 3 of 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1B3kWzivFc
Part 4 of 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZeeRQMsKOs
Part 5 of 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9HmNKf2j-A

 
 
CLICK HERE PRE=ORDER NOW. ALBUM WILL SHIP APRIL 29th
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=147
This brilliant, dynamic cd was recorded over 3 nights in October 2007 at Sierra Nevada
Brewery in Chico, California. A DVD was filmed at the same time and will be available in
HD surround sound in a few months. Tommy is joined in several numbers by the great
harmonica player Bob Littell. The album has many never-recorded songs heard in
Tommy's shows including the very popular song "Ruby's Eyes" and new arrangements of
old favorites including a blistering hot version of Initiation unlike any you've heard.
Tracklist:
 
DISC 1
1. The Finger Lakes
2. Papa George
3. Train To Dusseldorf
4. I Go To Rio
5. Nine Pound Hammer
6. Old Town
7. And So It Goes
8. Jolly Swagman
9. Sukiyaki
10. Happy Hours
11. Ruby's Eyes
12. Beatles Medley
13. Mombasa

DISC 2
1. Workin' Man Blues
2. Georgia On My Mind
3. House of the Risin' Sun
4. Amazing Grace
5. Story of Little Boy
6. Tall Fiddler
7. Cowboy's Dream
8. Morning Aire
9. Initiation
10. Lenny Bro'
11. Questions
 
Rob Potts Entertainment Edge would like to congratulate the “Wizard of Oz”, Tommy Emmanuel, on being named Best Acoustic Guitarist last week by America's Guitar Player magazine.

This is the most recent public acknowledgement of Emmanuel’s incredible virtuosic skill, a talent that sees him touring relentlessly around the world to satisfy the incredible level of demand for this musician’s musician.

Legendary finger-picker, Chet Atkins, once described Tommy as “the greatest finger-picker in the world today. He’s inventive, fearless and has a flawless sense of rhythm. He’s a great showman, too. You can’t watch Tommy perform and not feel happy.”

Guitar Player Awards are voted on by readers of the magazine annually, letting them “play editor, and shout out the guitarists who have thrilled, astounded, and inspired, throughout the past year.” Other six-string wizards awarded this year include Pat Metheny (Best Jazz Guitarist), Brad Paisley (Best Country
Guitarist) and Zakk Wylde (Best Metal Guitarist).
 
TOMMY VOTED BEST ACOUSTIC GUITARIST ON GP MAG READERS POLL!
 
 
THE RELEASE DATE FOR THE DOUBLE CD OF TOMMY'S
NEW ALBUM - CENTER STAGE - IS APRIL 29 2008.    PRESELLS START APRIL 21. The DVD will not
be available until some time later but this new double cd will keep you truly satisfied until
it's ready. I'll announce when it's on the site for pre-order.
 
Hey everyone, the New York Times has a poll up asking who readers think is the greatest
guitarist of all time. Those of you who think it's Tommy Emmanuel - GO VOTE!!!! A few
times!!!!
http://tiny.cc/euZTc
Regards,
Gina
 
 AT LAST! GOLD RUSH LIVE AT LAST! REISSUE IS HERE!
Click here to order:
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=133


Back in 1980 when Tommy Emmanuel was taking a break from the guitar, he and his
brother Phil put together a band called GOLD RUSH with Tommy on drums and vocals, and
Phil on Electric Lead and vocals. There is only one recording of the band recorded live
direct to 2 track with no overdubbing. This is it. Other band members include David Mare
or vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, Chris Haigh on bass guitar and vocals, Mark Collins
on banjo, mandolin, electric guitar and vocals.

Due to the original master tape not being available, this recording has been produced
using technology developed by Remasters, Pty. Ltd from a Vinyl LP. For more info on
Remasters go to
http://www.remasters.com.au. This CD was imported from Australia.

Tracklist:
1. White Russia
2. Sweet Elise
3. Cactus
4. tff
5. Desert Wind
6. Keep In Touch

7. Duelling Banjos
8. Sweet Home Alabama
9. Dixie Breakdown


 
Message from Tommy
 
December 17, 2007
TOMMY EMMANUEL CANCELS AUSTRALIAN TOUR

After canceling concert dates in the Netherlands due to exhaustion and
illness, Grammy award nominated guitarist Tommy Emmanuel has been
advised to cancel his Australian tour which was to commence on
December 29th. He will return to his home in Nashville, Tennessee
immediately to receive treatment for health issues that will require
an extended recovery time.

A punishing ongoing tour schedule, including filming a new DVD, double
CD and instructional video, has prevented Tommy from attending to
health issues that required attention and is now forced to remedy them.

His acclaim as one of the world's finest guitarists has spread from
Australia to all parts of the globe and continues to grow. Demand is
so high that he was offered as many as 900 dates in Europe alone in
2008. His Internet popularity on "You Tube" has spread his talent to
an unlimited audience. Comments on his website guest book come from
places he has never even visited from Moscow to South Africa, from
Brazil to Shanghai. With the demand comes offers of work and Tommy's
life long ambition has been to spread his music around the world.

After his much needed break, he will continue to visit new places that
offer him opportunities so that he can achieve his dream – but now at
a more realistic pace with more time at home dedicated to writing and
recording both his own music and developing artists.

Tommy has offered this message to everyone:

Dear Friends,

I'm taking some time to get my body and soul to where I'm at my best
again. I couldn't carry on at the pace I lived and realized I was out
of control. Thank you for all your prayers, emails and messages of
support. I appreciate you all so much and I promise to be the best I can.

Love,
TE
 
Hi there Tommy Fans,
Hope you're doing great. Simon Bruce, a young singer/songwriter that Tommy has been
working with for 7 years and has opened many shows in Australia and the USA, has
entered the FAMECAST.COM on-line video competition. There's a $10,000 prize at stake
per category, and a chance for a huge amount of exposure. The clips of the songs in each
category were shot by the Famecast staff here in Nashville. There is a top 50 cut, Top 25
cut, Top 10 cut, and the top 5 are flown to Austin, Texas for a LIVE webcast final vote.

It's really easy to do, so I'm hoping you can help. If you click on the first category link
below, and click on VOTE, you will be routed to a registration page. All they need is an e-
mail address and password. You'll only need to do this once. Once you're registered to
vote, please go to each category and if you like the video, please vote for Simon today, or
in the next few days! Also, if you'd like to be his friend, please make that request, and
enter any comments you may have for him. The more, the better.

THEN, the final favor: If you like Simon's music, and would like to help him win, please
forward this to anyone you'd like to turn on to Simon and have them vote for him. Support
young Australian musicians!!!!!


Link to ROCK category vote for Simon (if the link doesn't take you there when you click,
PASTE it in to your browser):

http://www.famecast.com/contest/stage.php?stage_id=22&round_id=98&artist_id=4960

Link to POP category vote for Simon (if the link doesn't take you there when you click,
PASTE it in to your browser):

http://www.famecast.com/contest/stage.php?stage_id=23&round_id=99&artist_id=4960

Link to the SINGER-SONGWRITER category vote for Simon (if the link doesn't take you there
when you click, PASTE it in to your browser):

http://www.famecast.com/contest/stage.php ? stage_id=25&round_id=101&artist_id=4960  

On behalf of Simon, Tommy and myself, thank you so much for the support. We'll be
letting you know how he goes.
Regards,
GINA
_._,_.___
Hey there,
We've finally had a chance to add the new caps, t-shirts and keychains to the site. They're
great gifts. Check them out:

T-SHIRTS:
https://2642115559.monstercommercesites.com/index.asp?
PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=74

https://2642115559.monstercommercesites.com/index.asp?
PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=75

CAPS:
https://2642115559.monstercommercesites.com/index.asp?
PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=71

https://2642115559.monstercommercesites.com/index.asp?
PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=72

KEYCHAIN
S:
https://2642115559.monstercommercesites.com/index.asp?
PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=73

If you don't get there by clicking on the link. Just paste it in to your brower.
Regards,
GINA
 
The National Australia Day Council are taking nominations for Australian of the Year. Since
Tommy will be in Australia on Australia Day in 2008, wouldn't it be great if he won! If you
feel moved to do so, please nominate him:
http://www.australianoftheyear.gov.au/
Don't forget to mention that GRAMMY nomination and the two golden guitars in the past 2
years (among many other things).
I know it's not an Order of Australia medal, but that will come in time.
Regards,
Gina
 
If you don't know about Kieran Murphy, it's time you do.

Kieran is an 18 year old guitar virtuoso from Melbourne, Australia who has been working
with Tommy since he was about 14. Kieran's original compositions show a sophistication
way beyond his years, or beyond anyone's years.

Kieran is currently touring in the USA opening for Tommy and has left the audience
standing and cheering, and then rushing out to buy his CD in the foyer. PER SE is that new
CD recorded in May 2007, hot off the presses for this tour.

His 15 original compositions on PER SE will leave you breathless. Click here:

http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=70

to go to the album for sale and then click at the bottom of that page to be routed to his
website where you can hear sound files of the album.

PER SE is currently exclusively available at CertifiedGuitarPlayer.com and at Tommy's live
shows through July 13th.

It's a MUST BUY for any fingerstyle guitar enthusiasm. He's not just "great for his age" he's
great for any age and has a long future ahead of him with this offering as his latest.

Tommy gives Kieran his HIGHEST endorsement and is so proud of Kieran and this album.

Regards,
Gina

 
2007
Ricky Scaggs has invited Tommy to play with him on the Grand Old Opry in Nashville this
weekend.  
They sent me this information about getting 3 dollars off tickets if anyone is interested.
He'll be playing:

Fri 6/15: 9:00 PM – 1 song
Sat 6/16:  8:30 PM – 1st show – 1 song
10:30 PM – 2nd show – 1 song

Tommy is playing at the Opry this weekend, and we'd like to offer fans the opportunity for
$3 off concert tickets. Feel free to post this coupon up on your site for Tommy's fans to
print off or simply use the code WEBFAN when they purchase tickets. http://
www.opry.com/media/images/banners/webfan.jpg  Feel free to contact me if you have any
questions. Thanks, and we're looking forward to the show! Scott Frans Interactive
Marketing Assistant Grand Ole Opry p: 615.458.8597 f: 615.458.8440 e:
sfrans@opry.com .

Maybe we'll see some of you locals there!
Regards,
Gina
 
Hi there,
Just finished loading 19 Chapters of TRUE STORIES, a biographical show on Tommy and his
family and influences filmed several years ago in Australia. It aired on an Australian Cable
channel called Music Country. Each segment is about 3 minutes each.

Chapter 1 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKTfM7Q2ot4
Chapter 2 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E-xwkzxruY
Chapter 3 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MLb8jB_-mA
Chapter 4 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZ7H4K7FNg
Chapter 5 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv6wL9-Keew
Chapter 6 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs-sh4k2TyU
Chapter 7 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pytxi4ImbcY
Chapter 8 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9akzl9H7lnw
Chapter 9 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cQNxPVx1fQ
Chapter 10 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiAMYuzx-gU
Chapter 11 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn2F3E-ZiEE
Chapter 12 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWn_UCDqvtY
Chapter 13 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVpcv_3neeY
Chapter 14 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4PncOso3dc
Chapter 15 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00vn9SpatO0
Chapter 16 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J55WHfujWjo
Chapter 17 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjObQrNC-I8
Chapter 18 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPhjqJKpF1k
Chapter 19 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcFe6GwFxkg
Enjoy!
Regards,
Gina
 
THIS IS YOUR LIFE which aired in Australia in 2005.
It's a GREAT show in six chapters
Here are the links:
Chapter 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rdsB6I2d6k
Chapter 2 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJCzUE35NH4
Chapter 3 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MONLqUcPMMI
Chapter 4 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noJkV44GvIw
Chapter 5 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUf8c7vcjmo
Chapter 6 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP7EVV5V_i4
 
 
Sorry but I only gave you the first 6 minutes of a 27 minute interview on YouTube. Here are
links to the other 5 parts of the interview, 5 minutes at a time....

Part 1 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukCkbJqw1lk
Part 2 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_lw0mzyH-E
Part 3 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om0EvXfL0SE
Part 4 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMEhGNGgJMc
Part 5 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppgPmFyhu-k
Part 6 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCxTbbCwenY
NOW enjoy....

 
I've uploaded Tommy's interview on the Australian TV Show "Talking Heads" to YouTube. It's
pretty interesting and insightful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukCkbJqw1lk
Enjoy
 
 
 
Check out the 1991 broadcast
of the MTV Basement Tapes special TOMMY EMMANUEL AND FRIENDS. Here are links to
the following selections - Enjoy 36 year old Tommy with full band playing acoustic and
electric selections from his then recently released album DETERMINATION:
 
 
Get Tommy on network TV in the USA
We would really like to get Tommy on network TV in the USA. We'd like to request that
everyone send an e-mail to Oprah and Ellen asking them to check out YouTube for
footage of Tommy and check out the website. Don't forget to mention the Grammy
nomination~
Maybe if enough of us write, they'll respond:

Oprah:
http://www2.oprah.com/email/reach/email_reach_fromu.jhtml?_DARGS=/email/reach/
email_reach_fromu.jhtml.2--%20http://

(cut and paste link in to browser)

Ellen:
http://ellen.warnerbros.com/show/dearellen/

Hi Tommy Fans,
YouTube ( http://www.youtube.com  ) has become one of the most popular internet sites on
the web. Tommy has about 700 or so clips on there now. The one with the most plays is
his performance for Korean Television of "Angelina".

The "most played" and "favorite" chart is what most people go to when they want to view
videos on YouTube. We'd like to get Tommy higher on that chart so that it will be more
likely that people coming to the site will be exposed to his music.

Here is the link to "Angelina". Although there are other good ones, this one has the most
amount of plays to build on.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhR04kmcSXU
We're requesting that you forward this link to all your friend and associates and lists
telling them about Tommy and recommending that they view this clip. Then please
suggest that if they like it, that they rate it highly and forward the link to their friends.
This creates the "viral" effect of spreading the word.

Thanks for your help spreading the word. Keep your fingers crossed for the Grammys,
Regards,
Gina
 
At the CMAA Awards in Australia, Tommy won a Golden Guitar for Best
Instrumental Performance for Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag from his album THE MYSTERY.
It's his 2nd award in as many years. Last year he took the guitar for his composition from his
album ENDLESS ROAD, The Tall Fiddler.

With the Grammy Awards just over two weeks away, this is a great indicator of the possibility
for Tommy's first Grammy win. Let's all keep our fingers crossed!
Regards,
Gina

 
 
Tommy Emmanuel - INSTRUMENTAL OF THE YEAR
2007 announced - CMAA 35th Australian Country Music Awards
Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag – Tommy Emmanuel
ABC Music
 
 
Here's a great new stocking stuffer for your picking friends:
 
The 49th Annual Grammy Awards, which will take in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Sunday, Februry 11, 2007, will be hosted by Stephen Colbert and broadcast nationwide on CBS at 8PM ET.
 
2007 
Numerous up-coming magazine features on TOMMY EMMANUEL:
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE
(January Issue - On Sale Now)
Tommy is featured in a six-page master segment. He will also have his own video channel
on Guitar Player TV < http://www.guitarplayertv.com/ > to accompany the feature.

Watch for the Favored Nations label ad in Guitar Player's 40 Anniversary issue that arrives
in January.

GUITAR ONE MAGAZINE
(January Issue - On Sale December 12th)
Cover-mounted CD-ROM will feature a promo-clip from Tommy's DVD "Live at Her
Majesty's Theatre".

GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE
(March Issue - On Sale January 15th)
Cover-mounted CD-ROM will feature a promo-clip from Tommy's DVD "Live at Her
Majesty's Theatre".

20TH CENTURY GUITAR MAGAZINE
(December Issue - On Sale Now)
Cover photo and extensive interview.

FINGERSTYLE GUITAR MAGAZINE
(Issue #64 - Bi-Monthly - On Sale December 20th)
Tommy will be featured on the cover. This issue will also contain a music transcription of
the song "Lewis & Clark" (found on Tommy Emmanuel's CD "The Mystery"), an interview,
and the track "Lewis & Clark" on the cover mounted CD.

This issue will also feature a Favored Nations ad for Tommy's CD and DVD.
 
The Tommy Channel on Guitar Player TV is now up and running. Have a look and listen and
send the link to your friends!
http://www.guitarplayertv.com
Click on the TOMMY EMMANUEL channel on the left of the screen.
 
Dear Tommy Fans around the world:
The USA Domestic shipping deadline for Christmas arrival of gifts by PRIORITY MAIL is
THIS FRIDAY, December 15th. Do not choose MEDIA MAIL as it is much slower. Of course
EXPRESS MAIL will get you the package within 2 days (depending on what time you order
it).

International shipping deadline for "HOPEFUL" delivery of international packages by
Christmas is TODAY. I say "HOPEFUL" because although the shipping time may be
adequate, customs clearance in each country is different and they get very backed up at
this time of year.

If you wish to ENSURE prompt delivery internationally, please choose GLOBAL EXPRESS -
it's expensive, but it gets to you on time.

CPR Entertainment offices and therefore merchandise shipping will be CLOSED from
December 21 - December 28. THERE WILL BE NO ITEMS SHIPPED DURING THIS TIME.

We hope you have a great holiday season filled with music, love, laughter and fun.

Regards,
Gina, Tracy, Linda, and Tommy
CPR Entertainment
 
The Grammy Nominations came out this morning and GUESS WHAT???!!!!!

Tell the world!!!!!!
See below!

Field 8 - Country
Category 40 - Best Country Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks
only.)

• Jerusalem Ridge
Casey Driessen
Track from: 3D
[Sugar Hill Records]

• Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag
Tommy Emmanuel
Track from: The Mystery
[Favored Nations Acoustic]

• Whiskey Before Breakfast
Bryan Sutton & Doc Watson
Track from: Not Too Far From The Tree
[Sugar Hill Records]

• The Eleventh Reel
Chris Thile
Track from: How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
[Sugar Hill Records]

• Nature Of The Beast
Jim VanCleve
Track from: No Apologies
[Rural Rhythm Records]

The whole list is at http://www.grammy.com/images/49th_Press_List.TXT
.
Fingers, legs, eyes crossed for him!!!
Regards,
Gina
 
Hi Tommy Fans in Virginia,
Come see why Tommy Emmanuel loves fellow Aussie artists Bluehouse AND Simon Bruce.
Get in the Christmas spirit by celebrating Great Music from Down Under!

The new Bluehouse CD to be produced SOON by Tommy!
Order IT NOW and get your name in the CD ARTWORK.
Details at www.certifiedguitarplayer.com < http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/  >
Happy Holidays!
SANTA (AND CPR Entertainment)
 
Hi All,
We're phasing out the current on-line t-shirt and cap to make way for new products so we're
having a sale.

The limited supply of the current t-shirt is marked down from $20.00 to $12.00 and the cap
is marked down to $10.00. Once they're gone, they're gone.

Click here to get them while they last:
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=11

Buy now for the Christmas season!
Regards,

Gina
 
They have his new LIVE AT HER MAJESTY's THEATRE DVD on the on-line rental service
NETFLIX.  If you want to try before you buy, then pick it up and take a look.
And if you have cynical friends out there who don't believe your maniacal ravings about how
great Tommy is, then forward this link to them and they can see for themselves!
http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?movieid=70051457
Enjoy!
 
Troy and Tommy
Troy and Tommy just finished up a tour around the midwest of the USA, including a stop at
the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield Kansas.

Troy gathered fans where he went.  His Merle Haggard-meets-Randy Travis voice charmed
everyone.

Troy is the NUMBER ONE country singer songwriter in Australia.  He's won the equivalent of
the Grammy for Best Country Album 2 times and his newest album, BRIGHTER DAY, is
nominated for a third.  He's won 13 Gold Guitars - the equivalent of the CMA Award - for
everything from Album of the Year, to Best Male Vocalist, to video clip of the year.

Troy will be coming back next year for more tours of the USA.
Go to CGP.com now and order his newest album now available in the USA.
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=67
 
TOMMY EMMANUEL PRODUCES BLUEHOUSE'S NEW CD
Bluehouse is gearing up to make their new CD at year's end with
Australian guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel CGP producing.

ABOUT BLUEHOUSE
As one of Australia's premier independent bands, Bluehouse have
created an unique style by combining folk-flavored pop
melodies meshed with intricate harmonies.
More information:
US
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/bluehouse/
AUSTRALIA
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/bluehouse/index_oz.html
 
LINK TO LAST SUNDAY'S NPR WEEKEND EDITION RADIO SHOW
We've just posted new music available from some of Tommy's friends...
Check out Stephen Bennett's new album REFLECTIONS:
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=66
 
Lance Allen is a young fingerstyle guitarist living here in Nashville.  Here is his new album. 
Take a listen to some of his samples.  You'll like it:
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=65
 
Muriel Anderson's new album, Wild Cat:
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=61
and Antsy McClain from the Trailer Park Troubadours!
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=63

Really really great new music plus all the Tommy Emmanuel music you want.
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com
 
NOW AT iTUNES - EXCLUSIVE TOMMY EMMANUEL TRACK
Buy Tommy's new CD THE MYSTERY and get the free bonus track "The Finger Lakes". This is
an exclusive song only available when ordering the full album at iTunes.

The music of "The Finger Lakes" is inspired by Tommy Emmanuel's visit to the Finger Lakes
region located in upstate New York. Much of this area is rich with American Indian heritage.
Tommy says, "This song was created to convey the awareness I had of the American Indian
ancestry of the area and the natural beauty of the environment."

Go to the iTunes store and enter "The Finger Lakes" into the Song Search to hear an excerpt.
 
 
Tomorrow is the day Tommy Emmanuel's latest album THE MYSTERY is released in the USA
and will be available world-wide on Tommy's website. If you are in the USA, please go in
to your local record store and ask them for the album so that there can be demand at
retail.
Everyone else and those who don't want to wait can get it now from the website so you can
CLICK BELOW if you haven't pre-ordered it yet. The preorders start shipping today.

http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp

PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=60&HS=1 
Get it NOW!!!
And don't forget the new LIVE AT HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE DVD is available too.

I have just done a major tour date update on the website so have a look at the tour dates
we have for the upcoming September tour and the February 2007 USA tour as well as
European dates.
Australians - don't panic - tickets don't go on sale until the end of the month - but you
wanted to know about it first to be the first in line and you do.
See you all soon and ENJOY THE MYSTERY.
Regards,
Gina
TOMMMY EMMANUEL
Click here PDF File
NATIONAL CAPITAL CITY TOUR ––– OCTOBER 2006 introducing TommyFEST TO AUSTRALIAN AUDIENCES Tommy Emmanuel announces TommyFEST will tour Australia this October.  TommyFEST is a global concept in which Tommy gathers together THE greatest musicians from around the world to perform their own genius to his ever-growing legion of fans in Europe, America and now Australia. “These guys are all incredible.  I am thrilled to be able to introduce to Australia the Best of the Best” Tommy said.
TommyFEST 2006 will see Tommy joined on stage by
Martin Taylor is a rarity in the world of Jazz. Completely self-taught has won 10 out of 19 ‘The British Jazz Awards’: Best Guitarist since 1987.’ MBE awarded by HM The Queen 2002 Services to Jazz Music, described as THE acoustic guitarist of his generation. For more information visit www.martintaylor.com
 
Joscho Stephan Trio - a 21-year-old German gypsy jazz blazing virtuoso in the spirit of Django Reinhardt. For more information visit www.entertainmentedge.com.au
Jake Shimabukuro - a young Hawaiian renowned for his enthusiasm and musicianship on electrified ukulele recording and performing with Grammy winning group Bella Fleck and the Flecktones. For more information visit www.jakeshimabukuro.com
 
Tommy Emmanuel is the world’s greatest finger picker and has performed to millions of people across the globe, toured and or recorded with some of the world’s greatest musicians including Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Joe Walsh, the Beatle’s producer Sir George Martin, and Tina Turner. Just prior to his death, Chet Atkins awarded Tommy the rare title of CGP (Certified Guitar Player), only two other guitarists share that honor. Voted Rolling Stone (Australia) Magazine’s ‘Most Popular Guitarist”, nominated for a Grammy for an album with his guitar hero Chet Atkins, and recorded 15 CD’s, his latest being “The Mystery” just released on ABC through Warner Music Australia. Also just released on ABC through Warner Music Australia is Tommy’s DVD “Live in Ballarat” given a 5 star rating in The Australian and critically lauded in The Washington Post. For more information visit www.tommyemmanuel.com 
Get ready Flamingoheads and Tommy Hawks!
We're going cruisin' with Tommy Emmanuel and the Trailer
ParkTroubadours The name of the cruise is POLYESTER
FEST CRUISE 2007and will be Friday, Feb 23 thru
Monday, Feb 26, 2007.

We've set up a separate web site for the cruise.
Go here for details:
http://www.polyesterfest.com
<
http://www.polyesterfest.com> MENTION TOMMY EMMANUEL
WHEN BOOKING.

Along with 2 solid, full-length, high-energy concerts by
Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours:
http://www.unhitched.com <http://www.unhitched.com> ,

You'll also be entertained by Australian guitar legend
Tommy Emmanuel:
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com
<
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com> ,

Award-winning flamenco guitarist Edgar Cruz:
http://www.edgarcruz.com <http://www.edgarcruz.com> ,

And National Fingerpicking Champion Todd Hallawell:
http://www.toddhallawell.com
<
http://www.toddhallawell.com
>

These guys are GREAT entertainers,  We picked them
because they are master musicians, but also
becausethey are fun, down to earth people who know how
to entertain an audience -and frankly, we booked them
because we just KNOW you're gonna LOVE these guys.
You'll be talking about this for years. We promise.


AND back by popular demand: An intimate, acoustic
performance will takeplace at brunch on Sunday,
followed by "guitar pulls"** by Tommy Emmanuel,Edgar
Cruz, Todd Hallawell and the Troubs' own Jetlag Jimmy
Jackson. All events will be emceed by Antsy.

**Guitar pulls are what we used to call 4 or 5 guys
sitting on a porch
with one guitar. They'd pass it around, or pull it
from each others'
hands, and play a song or two. These guys will all
have their own guitars
though.


You can reserve your place TODAY for just $250. That
will secure your
place on board at the price below. Reservations can be
made throughout thecoming months.

Go here for details:
http://www.polyesterfest.com
<
http://www.polyesterfest.com
> MENTION TOMMY EMMANUEL
WHEN BOOKING

So what are you waiting for? Get your deposit in to
guarantee your spot
aboard this WAY COOL CRUISE! If you have any questions
you can e-mail Sue Wachtel at:
sue@unhitched.com
<
mailto:sue@unhitched.com
>  or call her at 707-745-0804.

2006 --  Off to Baton Rouge
Featuring Top Australian country star
Troy Cassar-Daley
SEPTEMBER 12th 2006  7:00 pm
The Manship Theatre
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
get tickets here:
http://tickets.manshiptheatre.org/eventperformances.asp?evt=637
OR CALL 866 451 ARTS
 
G'day everyone,
                        The search is on for all the Tommy Emmanuel
Telecasters out there, If you have one or know anybody who does, you can go

here
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1261&whichpage=1
and let them know,
thanks,
 Rick...
Rick Gough  0407762676
 
Pre Order Tommy's new album THE MYSTERY now for shipment on August 22nd.  The fastest
way to get it besides going to your local record store and asking them to order it for you.
This album is the greatest yet!  Click here to pre-order now.
Australians - BUY LOCALLY!  IT'S ALREADY RELEASED THERE!!
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=60&HS=1
Regards,
GINA
 
It's here and it's ready!  Tommy's new DVD Live At Her Majesty's Theatre -  Ballarat, Australia
- is now available for order FOR USA/JAPAN RESIDENTS ONLY.

The AUSTRALIA/EUROPE DVD will be available for pre-order shortly.
Here's the link:
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=58&HS=1
The DVD will ship to you on July 11th!
 
Tommy's management company, CPR Entertainment, has taken on some new clients and
one of them is BLUEHOUSE (
http://www.bluehouse.net  ).
They're going to be in Texas this week and we'd love for you to get out and support them. 
Tommy will be producing their next album and they're opening for Tommy on the East
Coast in the next few weeks.  They've opened for him in Australia and other places around
the US.  We love them and we think you'll love them:

Check out the cover of Just Jazz Guitar magazine!
 
 
Phil and Tommy Emmanuel
 
Here is an interview with Tommy on Irish radio broadcast this weekend:
http://www.rte.ie/arts/2006/0519/rattlebag.html
Regards,
Gina
 
Troy Cassar-daley and Tommy Emmanuel
 
If you have never seen Tommy perform you will be amazed by his
guitar wizardry and entertaining Australian personality. To learn
more about Tommy read his bio
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/promoters-media/documents/Tommy-Emmanuel-BIO-05.pdf
. Shortly before his death in 2001, the great Chet Atkins, Tommy's
mentor, once said "I think he's probably the greatest finger-picker in
the world today.". Mr. Atkins went on to say "You can't watch Tommy
perform and not feel happy. I just love him.". We think you will
agree with Mr. Atkins. Ask anyone who has seen Tommy perform or read
the forum < http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/forum/  > on his website to be
convinced.

 
Tommy in Toronto
Hi all,
I've updated all the tour dates that I know about on the website at http://
www.tommyemmanuel.com .  For those of you who have anxiety about the blank spaces
between dates I have said what part of the country or world Tommy would be in even
though we have no confirmed dates yet.  I have also mentioned when he is off so that you
know not to look for any new dates at this time.

I promise that as soon as a date is confirmed, I will put it on the website so I would ask
you NOT to reply to this e-mail asking if we will be in your town.  Chances are we will be
in your town but if it's not on the site, then I don't know yet.

For those of you who have asked if we don't like a certain city because we have not been
there, or have not been back there, rest assured we like every city and everyone it that
city, however, there are more cities out there then there are dates to perform in them and
more and more new places are added each year that then want us to return the following
year.  We will go wherever we are invited to go that can gather a crowd for us but there
may be more time between visits.
See you out on the road.
Regards,
Gina
 
We've just added two great new artists' albums on http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com

Tracy Rice
is a fantastic singer/songwriter from Canada who can best be described as Terri Clark and
Melissa Etheridge's love child.  Click on the link to her site to hear her music.  Tommy
played on four of the five tracks.  Tracy will be opening for Tommy on the Texas leg of the
current tour.
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=52

Marti Locke
is from Perth, Western Australia and now lives in San Francisco.  She is another great
singer/songwriter who has opened for Tommy on numerous occasions in Northern
California and Australia.  This acclaimed album is full of great tracks. 

http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=53

Take a look at and listen to the great artist who have worked with Tommy on CGP.com.
Regards,
Gina Mendello
 
Here is the proposed cover shot for Tommy's upcoming DVD film in November:
Tommy Emmanuel Live At Her Majesty�s Theatre
Ballarat, Australia
This photo and the photos to be used in the menu were shot by our very own Nadine Brewer! A huge fan with a great camera who attended the shows.
Congratulation Nadine.
 
We're aiming to release this DVD in June, 2006 followed by the new album in July, 2006.
 
Photos of Tommy's Performances at Korea, Tokyo and World Expo
Here it is:
The new Tommy Emmanuel LIVE ONE double live album recorded at the
Crown Casino in Melbourne in April 2001.
It's got EVERYTHING you want in a live album.
Click here to buy it now:
http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=49
Hurry.  I only have an initial order of 500 copies.
Regards,
Gina

Take a look at who is at #3 in the Acoustic Guitar (USA) Magazine readers poll:
http://www.acousticguitar.com/article/151/151,6423,INTHESPOTLIGHT-1.asp
Also go to the 3rd page and see what the 4th favorite album is!
Spread the word!!!!!
Regards,
Gina

To visit your group on the web, go to:
   
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tommyannouncements/
 
Since many of the artists that Tommy has toured with in the USA and
rest of the world come from far away with no distribution or sell
their music independently, we have evolved the Tommy Emmanuel Store into

http://www.certifiedguitarplayer.com

We've just added new albums by Clive Carroll, who toured with Tommy in
the UK, Australia and the USA, and The Bluehouse, who recently toured
with Tommy in the midwest.  Their products link to their websites
where you can hear samples of their music (actual samples on the site
will come later).

We will soon be adding more music by other friends of Tommy including
Simon Bruce, Troy Cassar-Daley, and Stephen Bennett and we hope you'll
check out these artists if you haven't heard them yet, or didn't get a
CD when you saw them appear with Tommy.
Hope you enjoy the music.
Regards,
Gina
 
OK everyone, the new website is now on-line.

For those of you who have had the old site bookmarked, you will have
to re-do your bookmark.

Type in
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com
and you will come to the new
website.  Bookmark that and you'll be there.
Regards,
Gina and Tommy
 
33rd Toyota Golden Guitar Award Winner
Instrumental of the Year: Tommy Emmanuel - 'Tall Fiddler'
 
The UP CLOSE and GUITAR TALK instructional DVDs are now available for order in the
webshope at
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com .

Please order carefully. You must choose NTSC (USA/Japan) or PAL (Europe/Australia) and
you must choose international or national shipping.
Orders will be shipped by the end of next week.
Regards,
Gina

 
Tommy Emmanuel , heaped praise on Keith Urban to his audience at a recent concert he held. Keith had once said about Tommys guitar playing," that some people are touched by the hands of God, Tommy is the hands of God, the way he plays guitar"!
I found it so heart warming to hear that Tommy gave Keith a lot of praise for his hard work and achievements.

 
Hey Tommy Fans!  - 2005
If you're thinking of giving a Tommy Emmanuel CD as a gift, what better card
to include than the new TOMMY EMMANUEL CHRISTMAS CARD.  If you go
to the website from the very first page, this card will pop up for you to see.  It's
just adorable with a real Australian flavor.  Lots of little Emus and Kangaroos
and Koalas what him play with his Santa Hat on.

The card was designed by Walnut Valley Festival Winfield artist Karen
Cannon.  The cards come in packs of 10 with inside blank and envelopes for
$12.00.  Just go to the shop and order on-line.   Christmas orders from now
until December 20th of 5 cds or more will receive a bulk postage rebate after
your purchase.

Order now so you can have them for the holiday season.  A very unique
collectors item.
Regards,
Gina
 
Rhonda Smith of Standing Ovation Oklahoma City presents:
TOMMY EMMANUEL CONCERT
 www.tommyemmanuel.com     < http://tommyemmanuel.com
He's hot, he's wild, he's uncannily musical. If you think he's just another guitar
player, nothing could be further from the truth. Get ready for another
outrageously entertaining night.
 with a special guest from Australia
19-year-old phenomenon SIMON BRUCE
 http://www.simonbruce.com >
 
Who is Simon Bruce, you may ask? He's a 19 year old Australia living in
Nashville who can best be described as the "reincarnation of Bob Dylan".
Brillant songwriter and performer. He has supported Tommy in Australia and
joined him at several dates in America. Read more about him at http://
www.simonbruce.com   Click here Simon's Artists Report page.
 
TOMMY EMMANUEL's CD "Endless Road"
Many of the tracks on Endless Road are Tommy Emmanuel originals, among them the powerful title track written
during a time of enormous change in Tommy's life.
 
TOMMY SIGNS TO FIRST EDITION
TOMMY EMMANUEL has signed to ABC Music's new contemporary music label First Edition.
Tommy is widely regarded for his talents having been described by the late guitar maestro Chet Atkins as "one of the greatest players on the planet" and "probably the greatest fingerpicker in the world today".
The first First Edition release for Tommy will be his new album The Endless Road.
ABC Music Head of Contemporary Music Clive Hodson is clearly very excited to have Tommy on his roster of top class acts.

"I've wanted to sign Tommy as a solo artist for 20 years - ever since the first time I worked with him during his time with the '70s rock band Dragon. I've followed his career ever since, and now our paths have crossed at the right place and time," he said.

"Signing one of the world's great guitarists is not only a thrill for the ABC, but we're also honoured that such an internationally respected artist has chosen to be with a truly Australian company."

The Endless Road will be released by ABC Music/First Edition this month. Described as "an album of exquisite and melodic acoustic music, it could not be more appropriately named," Clive said. "Tommy is in such demand as a performer that he constantly criss-crosses the world."
 
 
 
Photo Courtesy  of  Robert Jenkins
 
Pre-order ENDLESS ROAD now by going to:
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com 

Currently working the European and North American markets, Tommy has been in constant demand since his appearance in the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. He has played many major festivals and venues in the northern hemisphere.

Through hard work and endless tours, he has earned a success unequalled by any instrumental artist ever in Australia. Now with four platinum and three gold albums and many awards, he sets a standard for others to emulate.

As a songwriter (co-writing with 1960s star Steve Kipner), Tommy's compositions have been recorded by Olivia Newton-John, Al Jarreau and Sheena Easton. His career has spanned so far spanned four decades and continues to forge on into the 21st century with a new CD titled ONLY, his first solo acoustic album.

A household name in Australia, Tommy was born at Muswellbrook (NSW), grew up at Parkes and Gunnedah, cutting his musical teeth playing with the likes of the Geoff Brown Showband and the legendary Buddy Williams.

Described by Chet Atkins as "one of the greatest players on the planet" Tommy has played, in concert and on record, with many great names including Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Michael Bolton, Tina Arena, Jerry Reed, John Denver, Hank Marvin, James Morrison, John Farnham and Roberta Flack.

 Tommy and his  brother Phil. have celebrated the 45th anniversary of their on-stage debut.
³It¹s great that our schedules have provided this window to enable us to perform together again,² Phil said. ³It¹s been a long time.²
³I find it hard to believe it was 45 years ago that we first played together on stage,² said Tommy. ³It will be great to play together again.²
 
Photo Courtesy  of  Robert Jenkins
 
   
Photos Courtesy  of  Robert Jenkins
 

Photo Courtesy  of  Robert Jenkins
 
Photo Courtesy  of  Robert Jenkins
 
Johnny Dickinson, "The Most Potent Slide Player in
the UK?  www.johnnydickinson.com 

http://www.tommyemmanuel.com