SET FOR TWO LIVE STREAMING PERFORMANCES
THIS FRIDAY, MAY 8,
THE SAME DAY HIS NEW ALBUM
‘THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS’ IS RELEASED
THE ALBUM’S SIXTH VIDEO, “THOSE WHO WAIT,”
WILL PREMIERE THIS THURSDAY, MAY 7
Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen
“When I was a kid, I wanted to be in show business. Now, I just want to be in the happiness business. I make music, and you get happy. That’s a good job.”
TOMMY EMMANUEL, the acclaimed and Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, is set for two live streaming performances this Friday, May 8. This is the same day he will release a newly recorded career-spanning double album, THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS, via CGP Sounds/Cruzen Street Records.
Later that day, at 6pm PT/9pm ET, TOMMY will be livestreaming a full-length concert from his San Jose, CA home where he will be playing whatever pops into his heart–just like at all his shows. For more info, please go to TOMMY‘s webstore:
THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS was launched March 4 when Guitar Player magazine premiered the “Fuel“ video. This was followed by four more video premieres: “Timberland“ with Vintage Guitar; “Sail On“ with American Songwriter; “The Wide Ocean“ with Elmore Magazine; “Luttrell” with Bluegrass Situation and “Song for A Rainy Morning“ with Glide Magazine. A sixth video,“Those Who Wait,” will premiere this Thursday (May 7) with Stereo Embers Magazine. It was shot at Tunesmith Studio in Goodlettsville, TN in spring of 2020 and was directed and edited by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard with Neighborhoods Apart, as were all the videos from the album.
THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS is a double album that features some of Tommy Emmanuel’s best original songs. Emmanuel solely wrote, produced, and recorded all the tracks on this record. Emmanuel has been playing some of these songs for over 30 years, and they have evolved over time. He wanted to rerecord them to suite the modern arrangements and to make them sound bigger than ever. The album features some of EMMANUEL‘s most well-known works such as “Angelina,” “Lewis & Clark,” and “It’s Never Too Late” along with fan favorites such as “Mombasa” and “Train to Dusseldorf.” It also has 5 brand new songs including the heart-thumping “Fuel” and the beautifully melodic “Song For A Rainy Morning.” Watch the album trailer here which focuses on TOMMY‘s unique ability to tell stories without words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SOQEMWYAQ4&feature=youtu.be
All the songs on the album written, performed, and produced by TOMMY EMMANUEL. It was engineered by Rory Rositas and Brad Benge at OmniSound in Nashville; mixed by Marc DeSisto and TOMMY EMMANUEL at Luke’s Room Studio in Los Angeles; and mastered by Marc DeSisto at Luke’s Room Studio in Los Angeles.
- Song for A Rainy Morning*
- Halfway Home
- The Wide Ocean*
- It’s Never Too Late
- (The Man With The) Green Thumb
- The Mystery
- Timberlake Road
- Sail On*
- Blood Brother
- Endless Road
- Ruby’s Eyes
- Lewis & Clark
- Train to Dusseldorf
- Cowboy’s Dream
- Rachel’s Lullaby
- Those Who Wait
- Stay Close To Me
*Previously Unreleased Songs
ABOUT TOMMY EMMANUEL:
TOMMY EMMANUEL has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London. He’s piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy Award nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy) and repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll including a cover story for their August 2017 issue. A noted fingerstyle guitarist, EMMANUEL frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. His talents, which translate in any language, carry him to the far corners of the globe, but EMMANUEL never plays the same show twice, and he improvises big chunks of every date. That leaves him open to those technical imperfections, though they also provide some of the humanity to an other-worldly talent.