For a guy who can seriously shred on guitar, Tommy Emmanuel has a real soft spot for Christmas music. The acoustic guitar virtuoso brings his Classics and Christmas Tour to Kingsbury Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 30, for holiday favorites and some of his original holiday compositions.
Considered one of the greatest acoustic guitarists of all time, Australian-born Emmanuel has a discography spanning nearly 40 years, but says he's "constantly trying to learn new things."
"I'm still working on it every day," he said.
Emmanuel has been playing for 55 years and is most noted for his fingerstyle picking, a technique he describes as "playing the piano on the guitar." It allows him to cover all the parts in a song — the melody, baseline and chords — on his guitar, which he's named "The Mouse."