Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist extraordinaire, composer and global touring artist Tommy Emmanuel has announced an extensive UK tour for January 2024. The 15-date run takes in shows at some of the country’s most prestigious venues, including London’s Cadogan Hall, and a performance at Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow.
Special guest on all shows will be Grammy-winning guitarist and singer Molly Tuttle, playing solo. Tuttle collaborated with Emmanuel on the track “White Freight Liner Blues” for his current album Accomplice Two. The follow-up to 2018’s Accomplice One, Accomplice Two features a remarkable line-up of A-list musicians, including Tuttle, Billy Strings, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson, Jorma Kaukonen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Little Feat, Sam Bush, the Del McCoury Band, Jerry Douglas, Yasmin Williams and Raul Malo.
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 CPG (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); repeated honours in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll including a cover story for their August 2017 issue; a cover feature for Vintage Guitar’s July 2020 issue; and was Music Radar’s reader’s poll #1 winner of the Ten Best Acoustic Guitarists in The World (December 2019).