Northern Vermont's primary source of tickets for performing arts and summer festivals.

Skip navigation

Tommy Emmanuel

NS2 and Higher Ground Present

Tommy Emmanuel with special guest Joe Robinson

Flynn MainStage

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:30 PM

$48.79/$39.11
Prices include $1.50 Preservation Fee & BO SC
9% Tax is additional
Dress Circle Seating Applies

Dress Circle

Give a listen to “Old Photographs,” the closing track on Tommy Emmanuel’s It’s Never Too Late, and you’ll hear the distinctive squeak of finger noise as he runs his hands across the frets of his Maton Signature TE guitar. Many musicians would edit those imperfections out, but to Emmanuel, those imperfections are perfect.

A master technician, Emmanuel started professionally at age 6, rising through the ranks as a studio player and member of several Australian rock bands before he set off on a solo career. One of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP), he’s piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy) and repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll.

A noted fingerstyle guitarist, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. His talents, which translate in any language, carry him to the far corners of the globe, but Emmanuel never plays the same show twice, and he improvises big chunks of every date. That leaves him open to those technical imperfections, though they also provide some of the humanity to an other-worldly talent.

“It’s all about the feeling of the music,” Emmanuel says. “And it has to make me feel something. I’m still playing for myself, you know, because I figure if I please me, then I’m pretty sure I’m gonna please you. And that’s not an arrogant statement, it’s just quality control.”

Twenty-five-year-old Australian Joe Robinson is considered uniquely gifted as a virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter. He walks a tightrope between the instrumental music that has put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally based rock, blues, jazz, and R&B that is entirely his own. Born in the backwoods of Temagog, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia, his six-string ability and compositional insight have already earned him a worldwide following.

“It’s not hard to imagine him rivaling the popularity of, say, John Mayer in coming years.” – Washington Post

Dress Circle Dress Circle means that two rows of seats are set up in front of row A.

Enter a Promo Code

Please enter an applicable promotional code in the field below to receive discount pricing on this performance.

Advanced Search

Your Cart

You currently have no items in your cart

Calendar
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456

View Full Calendar

  • 802 86-FLYNN
  • 802-863-5966, V/relay
  • FlynnTix
  • 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT USA 05401
  • Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm