Ahead of the BRIDGE Guitar Festival, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and Effenaar present this great show. On April 7, guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel is coming to Muziekgebouw Eindhoven for a fantastic concert. With this concert Tommy brings a collection of his songs with catchy melodies.
When you talk to Tommy Emmanuel fans, musicians or members of the public, they will invariably talk about not one but two qualities that define this greatness. The first, predictably, is his extraordinary guitar playing. Considered by connoisseurs to be among the best in the world, his playing is simply miraculous, for it would take three or more musicians to do what Tommy does solo. Who else, for example when he plays "Day Tripper," can lay down the rhythm, play the riff and sing the melody on just one acoustic guitar?
That brings us to the other aspect of his music that is always mentioned: the joy. It is one thing to play these multidimensional arrangements flawlessly on an acoustic guitar. But to do so with that eternal smile, that evidence of authentic joy, is an irresistible invitation to feel his music as deeply as he does. "The joy is always there because I pursue it through music." says Tommy himself. "Seeing the amazement in people's eyes is worth living and working for.... I can't help but play for people with all my heart, overflowing with joy to be in that moment I've worked my whole life for."
Although his expression is instrumental, on the guitar he comes across much more as a singer, singing melodies through the strings. He empathizes with the songs he performs, showcasing every nuance and turn of phrase. Tommy's own songs are also always lit with lyrical melodies that go straight to the heart, such as his beautiful ode to his daughter, "Angelina," his great "Stories Without Words," or "Lewis & Clark. That they resonate so deeply without words makes sense, because words only go so far. But music, coming from a sincere and joyful source, can go so much further. With this concert, Tommy brings a complete collection of his own songs, all rich in mature melody and rendered with joy in real time.BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW