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Tommy Emmanuel
Gävle Konserthus
D. 2012.26.01 Kl. 19:30

This legendary guitarist is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. Tommy’s unique guitar style – he calls it simply ‘finger style’ – is akin to the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Tommy plays it all – and more – on just one guitar.
Emmanuel’s unusually broad repertoire encompasses not only country and blue-grass, but pop, jazz, blues, gospel, even classical, flamenco, and aboriginal styles. His technical precision and his virtuosic improvisations make this performance a must see for all fans of guitar-based music.
Throughout his career, Tommy has picked up numerous awards for his unique and innovative musical style. In 2009 Tommy was honored with Guitar Player Magazine’s most prestigious annual Guitar Legend Award, as well as being named Thumb-picker of the Year for the second time. Most recently, Guitar Players 2010 Readers Choice Awards named him Best Acoustic Guitarist for the second time.
Support act: Theresa Andersson
Melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre; these are the traditional building blocks of pop music. Yet although you will find them in abundance on Hummingbird, Go!, the new album by Theresa Andersson hardly sounds like conventional pop. That's because the New Orleans singer-songwriter chose to approach her craft from different perspectives before she even began composing. "I stopped thinking in terms of traditional songwriting," Andersson explains. "I worked on shapes, forms, and textures, scents and colors. Elements which are more earthy and organic inspired me." She would walk along the Mississippi River, or relax in her garden. As ideas emerged, she caught them in her butterfly net – or rather, on her laptop – and let them converge, then blossom.

Ca 2x50 min + paus
Arrangör: Wim Wigt Production