Tommy Emmanuel Returns To 'Center Stage' With Live 2-CD Set Out April 29
Set for release April 29, Center Stage is an essential mix of new songs and fan favorites from Emmanuel's previous Favored Nations Acoustic releases like The Mystery & Endless Road. Also included are four never-before recorded songs - "Ruby's Eyes", "Jolly Swagman", "Lenny Bro" and "Papa George" (inspired by George Harrison) which showcase Emmanuel's stunning six-string abilities.
Guitar legend Chet Atkins honored Emmanuel with the title of "Certified Guitar Player" for his lifetime contribution to the instrument, a rare honor shared by only three other people in the world (Jerry Reed, Steve Wariner and John Knowles.) Emmanuel has set Australian sales records that have yet to be broken and performed with hundreds of musical legends including Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Keith Urban, Eric Clapton, Sir George Martin, Tina Turner, Joe Walsh, and Stevie Wonder.
"It's always funny to me when people use the phrase, 'Best guitar player in the world'. There are too many variables such as technique, uniqueness, emotional investment in the notes, etc. But if I had to pick one, it would be Tommy Emmanuel. Watching him perform can be a study in artistic and virtuosic human achievement." – Steve Vai
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