Tommy Emmanuel graced the cover of GP’s August 2017 issue celebrating the top acoustic players of all time, so ’nuff said about his otherworldly ability. Tommy is the cat tons of players turn to for inspiration, and there’s no better way to appreciate Emmanuel’s ninja-like technical precision and exhilarating execution than to catch him live. He’s currently on tour heralding a star-studded record of collaborations, Accomplice One [CGP/Thirty Tigers], which will be released on January 19th, and GP is proud to present a pair of shows in San Francisco on January 11th and 12th.
The first glimpse we got of Accomplice One was Emmanuel and JD Simo putting their stamp on Otis Redding and Steve Cropper’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” and Simo happens to be the opening act on this leg of Emmanuel’s tour, so it’s likely they will perform “Dock of the Bay” and more together during this two-night stand at the historic Great American Music Hall. A Guitar Player Presents promotion will be in effect onsite Thursday night—January 11—with free magazines and D’Addario goodies available at the GP table. Tickets are nearly sold out for these special seated shows at the Great American, so get yours right now here. - Guitar Player