TOMMY EMMANUEL, the acclaimed and Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, is set for two live streaming performances this Friday, May 8. This is the same day he will release a newly recorded career-spanning double album, THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS, via CGP Sounds/Cruzen Street Records.
Look for TOMMY to perform and be interviewed this Friday on Paste Magazine‘s “The Happiest Hour” livestream, which begins at 2pm PT/5pm ET and also features Hayes Carll.
Later that day, at 6pm PT/9pm ET, TOMMY will be livestreaming a full-length concert from his San Jose, CA home where he will be playing whatever pops into his heart–just like at all his shows. For more info, please go to TOMMY‘s webstore: https://store.tommyemmanuel.com/
THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS was launched March 4 when Guitar Player magazine premiered the “Fuel“ video. This was followed by four more video premieres: “Timberland“ with Vintage Guitar; “Sail On“ with American Songwriter; “The Wide Ocean“ with Elmore Magazine; “Luttrell” with Bluegrass Situation and “Song for A Rainy Morning“ with Glide Magazine. A sixth video,“Those Who Wait,” will premiere this Thursday (May 7) with Stereo Embers Magazine. It was shot at Tunesmith Studio in Goodlettsville, TN in spring of 2020 and was directed and edited by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard with Neighborhoods Apart, as were all the videos from the album.
THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS is a double album that features some of Tommy Emmanuel’s best original songs. Emmanuel solely wrote, produced, and recorded all the tracks on this record. Emmanuel has been playing some of these songs for over 30 years, and they have evolved over time. He wanted to rerecord them to suite the modern arrangements and to make them sound bigger than ever. The album features some of EMMANUEL‘s most well-known works such as “Angelina,” “Lewis & Clark,” and “It’s Never Too Late” along with fan favorites such as “Mombasa” and “Train to Dusseldorf.” It also has 5 brand new songs including the heart-thumping “Fuel” and the beautifully melodic “Song For A Rainy Morning.” Watch the album trailer here which focuses on TOMMY‘s unique ability to tell stories without words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SOQEMWYAQ4&feature=youtu.be