Tommy Emmanuel at Asbury Hall at Babeville with Suzy Bogguss

    April 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    341 Delaware Ave
    NY 14202
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    Tommy Emmanuel at Asbury Hall at Babeville with Suzy Bogguss @ Babeville | Buffalo | NY | United States

    DSP Shows presents Tommy Emmanuel at Asbury Hall at Babeville with Suzy Bogguss Music

    $44.50 advance $50 day of show
    Reserved Seating on sale Friday 10/27

    7p doors, 8p show
    All Ages

    “If you like guitar playing, it simply doesn’t get any better than Tommy.” – Jason Isbell
    Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. Or at least they would if he was the kind of artist who was ever satisfied.
    At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold -out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London. All the while, Tommy has hungered for what’s next.
    When you’re widely acknowledged as the international master of the solo acoustic guitar, what’s next is Accomplice One,
    an album of collaborations with some of the finest singers, songwriters and, yes, guitarists alive today–a list including Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Simo, David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Suzy Bogguss and many more.
    Since he and his brother Phil taught themselves to play as toddlers, the guitar has been Tommy’s real first language–and he’s more articulate on his signature Melbourne-made Maton
    acoustics than most people are with words.
    Influenced by the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins fingerstyle of guitar picking, Tommy developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band – covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar and a vocal melody simultaneously. No loop pedals, no overdubs, just one man and ten fingers.
    While some artists take ten-piece bands on the road and still fill out the sound with backing tracks, Tommy builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.
    For many players, the technical mastery of the technique would overwhelm the emotion of the music, but not for Tommy. His idols are not just the great players, but also the great pop songwriters and singers–Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Beatles and their ilk.
    While thousands of fans have spent years trying to unpack and imitate Tommy’s technique, for him it’s just the delivery system. His approach is always song and emotion first, his music the embodiment of his soulful spirit, sense of hope and his love
    for entertaining.
    Which is not to say he dismisses the CGP, the Guitar Player awards, the Grammy nominations, the numerous magazine polls naming him the greatest acoustic guitarist alive. He’s grateful for it all, and the incredible journey that’s led him to the most invigorating period of his career–six decades into it. For Tommy though, the greatest reward is always the same
    –to make the next great record, and to see the beaming audience at the next great show.
    “When I was a kid, I wanted to be in show business. Now I just want to be in the happiness business–I make music, you get happy. That’s a good job.”

    Suzy Bogguss, one of country music’s most pristine and evocative vocalists. With the release of the Illinois native’s 1989 major label debut, Somewhere Between, Suzy quickly became one of the key artists that defined those golden days of ’90s country. She scored a string of Top 10 singles with country radio staples like “Outbound Plane,” “Drive South,” “Hey Cinderella,” “Letting Go” and “Aces,” and her 1991 album of that name was certified platinum. In addition, she scored a trio of gold albums and notched more than 3 million sales.

    With Lucky, released on Suzy’s own label Loyal Dutchess, the singer comes full circle, returning yet again to her early inspiration, Merle Haggard—Suzy’s Somewhere Between was titled after a Hag cut.