Internationally acclaimed guitarist and entertainer Tommy Emmanuel comesto Reno as part of Artown’s Encore series for "An Evening with Tommy Emmanuel.”
A household name across Australia and Europe, classical guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. Arguably the greatest living “finger-picker” in the world, his inventive and fearless music has a flawless sense of rhythm. Jim Ohlschmidt, editor at Acoustic Guitar Magazine stated, “I hesitate to refer to Tommy Emmanuel simply as a guitar player, because he is unquestionably one of the most gifted artists of our time.” With four platinum albums, three gold albums and several other prestigious awards, the Australian guitarist sets the standard for others to emulate. Rather than relying on a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass and drum parts, Tommy plays it all on one guitar simultaneously. Tommy moves effortlessly from folk to rock, jazz, country and blues with remarkable flair and unforgettable showmanship. Versatility has taken Tommy from international jazz festivals to special events at The Sydney Opera House and The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to performances for the King of Thailand and the Australian Prime Minister.