Two-time Grammy nominee and world-renowned “fingerstyle” guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will be touring alongside mandolin legend David “Dawg” Grisman. Together, they will astound audiences with their effortless compositions and improvisational skills. Throughout the night, they will perform together, playing fan favorites as well as songs off their 2017 collaboration album, Pickin’. Released on Grisman’s Acoustic Disc label, Pickin’ has amazed fans and critics alike with original Grisman songs like “Cinderella’s Fella” and “Tipsy Gypsy”.
Tommy Emmanuel’s five-decade career has garnered millions of fans worldwide. Maintaining a tour schedule of nearly 200 shows a year across the globe, Emmanuel has been voted Favorite Acoustic Guitarist in both Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s reader polls. He is one of five people ever named Certified Guitar Player (CGP) by his idol, Chet Atkins. Emmanuel’s catalogue includes over twenty-five musical recordings of solos, duets, and ensembles utilizing both electric and acoustic guitar. Emmanuel is an honorary Kentucky Colonel and an Order of Australia Medalist. This past year, Emmanuel released two new albums. The most recent album is Hearts Songs, which Emmanuel album with his friend and fellow CGP, John Knowles. It’s an album of timeless love songs rearranged for acoustic guitar with classics such as Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart” and The Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love”. Emmanuel also released Accomplice One, an album of duets that features guest artists such as David Grisman, Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas, Ricky Skaggs, Jorma Kaukonen, Suzy Bogguss, and many more.
For over half a century, David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music as a mandolinist, composer, band-leader, and producer. His musical range is wide and deep, embracing many styles, genres and traditions. An acoustic pioneer and innovator, David forged a unique personal artistic path, skillfully combining elements of the great American music and art forms of jazz and bluegrass with many international flavors and sensibilities to create his own distinctive idiom of "Dawg" music (the nickname given him by Jerry Garcia.) Grisman has been a part of many groundbreaking projects such as Old & In The Way, The David Grisman Quintet, and the duo Jerry Garcia & David Grisman. In doing so, he’s inspired new generations of acoustic string musicians, while creating his own niche in contemporary music.
It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see two legendary masters of their instruments on-stage together!