Tommy Emmanuel graced the cover of GP’s August 2017 issue celebrating the top acoustic players of all time, so ’nuff said about his otherworldly ability. Tommy is the cat tons of players turn to for inspiration, and there’s no better way to appreciate Emmanuel’s ninja-like technical precision and exhilarating execution than to catch him live. He’s currently on tour heralding a star-studded record of collaborations, Accomplice One [CGP/Thirty Tigers], which will be released on January 19th, and GP is proud to present a pair of shows in San Francisco on January 11th and 12th.
The first glimpse we got of Accomplice One was Emmanuel and JD Simo putting their stamp on Otis Redding and Steve Cropper’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” and Simo happens to be the opening act on this leg of Emmanuel’s tour, so it’s likely they will perform “Dock of the Bay” and more together during this two-night stand at the historic Great American Music Hall. A Guitar Player Presents promotion will be in effect onsite Thursday night—January 11—with free magazines and D’Addario goodies available at the GP table. Tickets are nearly sold out for these special seated shows at the Great American, so get yours right now here.
Watch Emmanuel and Simo play and sing “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.”
Watch Emmanuel’s brand new video for “Djangology” from Accomplice One featuring Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo, and recorded Live in Havana, Cuba.
Read GP’s recent interview with JD Simo here.
Read Tommy Emmanuel’s August 2017 GP cover feature here.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see GP Presents Tommy Emmanuel in San Francisco on Thursday, January 11, click here and put “Tommy” in the subject of your email. Include a sentence about yourself and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California, and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on Thursday, January 11. Best of luck. Again, that email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
GP Presents Tommy Emmanuel with special guest JD Simo
Thursday January 11
Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco CA 94109
7pm doors / 8pm show, Ages 6+
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario strings, Planet Waves accessories, and a Mesa Boogie pedal raffle onsite.
Buy tickets now here.