June 10, 2018190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO
Two-time Grammy nominee, Tommy Emmanuel, one of Australia's most respected musicians, returns Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts for one night only Sunday, June 10, 2018. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. Emmanuel has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. His unique style - he calls it "finger style" - is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drums, Emmanuel plays those parts - and more - on one guitar.
Emmanuel's catalogue includes more than 20 musical recordings running the gamut of solos, duets, ensembles, cover tunes, and originals, in both electric and acoustic guitar. At 54, performing live is more important to him than ever; he tours constantly, averaging more than 300 concerts a year for the last five years. Guitar players of all levels come to his shows to watch the magic hands of the 'guitar Wizard of Oz,' but his appeal goes far beyond musicians. His live shows are known for their humor, passion, and infectious joy.