Tommy Emmanuel has joined forces with celebrated bluegrass mandolinist David Grisman for a new collaborative album that the duo have decided to call—appropriately enough—Pickin'.
The album—which will hit stores and all digital retailers on November 3 via Grisman's own Acoustic Disc label—couples Emmanuel's impeccable fretwork and fiery fingerpicking with Grisman's virtuostic mandolin playing, and is colored by a wide array of musical influences.
Alongside Emmanuel's usual cocktail of Americana, folk, and roots stylings, Pickin' also includes a healthy dose of bluegrass—courtesy of Grisman—and even a touch of jazz here and there.
In support of Pickin', the duo have announced a 12-date, American CGP & Dawg Tour ("CGP" being Emmanuel's Chet Atkins-designated status as a "Certified Guitar Player," and "Dawg" being Grisman's longtime nickname). The tour—which is set to begin next month—will take the duo across the East Coast and Midwest. You can see the full itinerary below.
Also, be sure to check out our recent interview with Emmanuel on Episode 53 of the No Guitar is Safe podcast!
For tickets, and further information on Pickin' and Tommy Emmanuel, stop by tommyemmanuel.com.
Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman with special guests Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley:
Fri 11/3—Kansas City, MO
Arvest Bank Theatre
Sat 11/4—Des Moines, IA
Hoys Sherman Place
Sun 11/5—Burnsville, MN
Tue 11/7—Milwaukee, WI
Wed 11/8—Ann Arbor, MI
^Fri 11/10—Columbus, OH
^Sat 11/11—Ithaca, NY
^Sun 11/12—Derry, NH
Tupelo Music Hall
Tue 11/14—South Orange, NJ
South Orange Performing Arts Center
Thu 11/16—Virginia Beach, VA
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Fri 11/17—Wilmington, NC
Sat 11/18—Charleston, SC
Charleston Music Hall
^ indicates shows will not feature the above mentioned special guests