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Tommy Emmanuel at the Music Hall

Aussie guitar great returns to Charleston in June

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Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel — one of the finest finger-style guitarists on the international circuit and a four-time winner of Australia's Best Guitarist award — returns to town for a concert presented by Outback Concerts at the Charleston Music Hall on Sat. June 26 at 8 p.m.

The Australian singer/guitarist last played in Charleston at the Music Farm in Feb. 2008. More than a few fans and newcomers were pretty blown away by Emmanuel's technique and diverse mix of musical styles. City Paper writer Stratton Lawrence wrote of that show, "Emmanuel delivered a version of 'Classical Gas' that sounded like it wasn't just one guy playing guitar, but several," adding, "a medley of Beatles tunes, from 'Here Comes the Sun' to 'Day Tripper,' had the seated, mostly older audience singing along and doling out enthusiastic applause."

Emmanuel's latest release is Center Stage, a 24-track live album recorded over three nights at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, Calif. Tickets for the Music Hall show are available for $29.50.

See tommyemmanuel.com and charlestonmusichall.com for more.

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