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« on: September 20, 2011, 11:58:37 PM »

Anyone else going to see Tommy Emmanuel at the Royal Oak Music Theater this Saturday?
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 01:01:38 AM »

I work every Saturday in the Fall and miss too much (college football, great sunsets and other colors...and now Tommy E.)--I haven't been to the Royal Oak in years!
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 01:23:02 AM »

I think he's supposed to be in Grand Rapids soon, too. I'm going to the Trace Bundy/Sungha Jung concert on Oct. 7. But one of these days I'll catch Tommie. How do you spell SHRED!!! Awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 04:06:39 AM »

Enjoy the show! He recently joined us for a return visit on our radio show...here's a link to his hour to whet your whistle! He even chats for a minute about his Larrivee.

http://www.themusicrowshow.com/TheMusicRowShow.com/TMRS-Podcasts/Entries/2011/8/28_Tommy_Emmanuel.html

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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 04:50:02 AM »

Saw him in Tacoma in June.  He put on a great show. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 03:30:15 PM »

I WISH!!!! I'm a little far....

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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 04:00:03 PM »

I considered it, but I have seen him 3 times; twice at The Ark, once at House of Blues in New Orleans.
These tickets are [$39.95] not bad perhaps, but more than I have paid from any of the previous shows.
But what really got me was the Ticketmaster fees. $12.75 [processing fee plus a service charge (?)] essentially for the privilege of doing business with them.
I balked at that.
But, hey, it's a great show. Enjoy it, Roger.  nice guitar
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 07:28:55 PM »

I considered it, but I have seen him 3 times; twice at The Ark, once at House of Blues in New Orleans.
These tickets are [$39.95] not bad perhaps, but more than I have paid from any of the previous shows.
But what really got me was the Ticketmaster fees. $12.75 [processing fee plus a service charge (?)] essentially for the privilege of doing business with them.
I balked at that.
But, hey, it's a great show. Enjoy it, Roger.  nice guitar

They referred to it as a convenience fee, so I figured it was for the convenience of them unfolding the chair I get to sit in.  Never seen him before so we are looking forward to it.
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 07:39:53 PM »

For you and your wife to see him for 100 bucks is well worth it, Roger.
He's a terrific entertainer, and he plays some astoundingly good guitar. His mastery of cascading artificial harmonics is just jaw-dropping. [Over the Rainbow]
But now you will have to write a review here afterwards.  bigrin
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2011, 07:59:32 PM »

But now you will have to write a review here afterwards.  bigrin

Yes please do!!! 
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2011, 04:08:07 AM »

Wish I could.

I got to see him and a whole slew of guitar legends for free in the late summer of 2009 at what is called 'Guitar Town' at Copper Mountain, CO.  As it was a free show, one could basically roam wherever they pleased as long as you didn't stand in front of anyone.  So I got right up to the stage.  Here's one of Tommy up close and personal:


And later in the show with John(?) Jorgensen and Tommy:



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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2011, 11:51:58 AM »

I saw Tommy about a year ago, at the Keswick Theatre, outside Philly. My tenor guitar player scored two tickets,for free,from one of his guitar students. He is a dang interesting picker for sure.
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2011, 01:42:25 PM »

Good luck! I know you will enjoy it.

I saw him 6 years ago and have really been wanting to seem him again. I'm hoping to make one of his upcoming performances in Ohio but I have to get the logistics straight since I have family commitments and the nearest show is 3 hours away.
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2011, 10:34:58 PM »

Well the concert was great as would be expected, we sat on the right side in the second row and had this huge EV speaker about 5 feet from us. First up was Anthony Snape who is another Australian performer who had an excellent voice and played a mean guitar. After several songs he was joined by Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Pam Rose for a few more tunes and then there was a short intermission before the main act.

Tommy entered already shifted into high gear and had people scrambling for their seats, not wanting to miss anything. He played a wide selection of songs that can be seen on youtube, but I have to say that seeing him on youtube can not prepare you for  the energy level experienced seeing him live, my wife and I were blown away (almost literally a few times with that huge speaker in front of us). We found him to be very entertaining with his mannerisms and facial expressions and just his overall mastery of the guitar. He seemed to be a very humble everyday kind of person that really enjoys what he does and can't seem to get enough. Stories and humor were definitely part of the show. I could go on but you get my drift.
Anthony and Pam joined him to end the set with some harmonies and some three way guitar mastery and he returned for a solo encore.
As we walked to our car my wife thanked me five times for taking her and said that it was the best show she has ever seen, and we have seen some impressive shows spending as much as $250 a ticket.

It may seem silly but I was impressed that the Royal Oak Music theater did not charge for water. My wife and I had blackened seafood at a local resteraunt before the show and were very thirsty and prepared to pay the usual $4 or $5 for a bottle of water. Parking was a very reasonable $3.

I highly recommend this show to anyone who hasn't seen him.
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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2011, 11:28:46 PM »

Well the concert was great as would be expected, we sat on the right side in the second row and had this huge EV speaker about 5 feet from us. First up was Anthony Snape who is another Australian performer who had an excellent voice and played a mean guitar. After several songs he was joined by Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Pam Rose for a few more tunes and then there was a short intermission before the main act.

Tommy entered already shifted into high gear and had people scrambling for their seats, not wanting to miss anything. He played a wide selection of songs that can be seen on youtube, but I have to say that seeing him on youtube can not prepare you for  the energy level experienced seeing him live, my wife and I were blown away (almost literally a few times with that huge speaker in front of us). We found him to be very entertaining with his mannerisms and facial expressions and just his overall mastery of the guitar. He seemed to be a very humble everyday kind of person that really enjoys what he does and can't seem to get enough. Stories and humor were definitely part of the show. I could go on but you get my drift.
Anthony and Pam joined him to end the set with some harmonies and some three way guitar mastery and he returned for a solo encore.
As we walked to our car my wife thanked me five times for taking her and said that it was the best show she has ever seen, and we have seen some impressive shows spending as much as $250 a ticket.

It may seem silly but I was impressed that the Royal Oak Music theater did not charge for water. My wife and I had blackened seafood at a local resteraunt before the show and were very thirsty and prepared to pay the usual $4 or $5 for a bottle of water. Parking was a very reasonable $3.

I highly recommend this show to anyone who hasn't seen him.

Royal Oak Music Theatre - great venue!  I saw Sade's band there many years ago when they had it with cocktail table seating.
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2011, 12:06:56 AM »

Royal Oak Music Theatre - great venue!  I saw Sade's band there many years ago when they had it with cocktail table seating.
I grew up just a few blocks from there and saw many a movie in the 60's. In the 80's I saw Pat Travers and Jean-Luc Ponte before they removed the theater seats. In 2003 we saw Bruce Hornsby seated in the Balcony, the main floor had a couple cocktail tables with stools but the lower section was open floor and everyone was just crowded around the stage. They change the setup depending on the act (according to their website).
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« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2011, 08:55:58 AM »

I have wondered for years if that guy is really "human" ?  bigrin bigrin bigrin
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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2011, 06:01:24 AM »

I have wondered for years if that guy is really "human" ?  bigrin bigrin bigrin

He is, and it is so much more real seeing him live.
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2011, 01:04:16 AM »

Just ordered my tickets for Mr. Emmanuel... in May 2012

Any one who hasn't seen him play, I STRONGLY suggest  that you get tickets if he's coming to your town or near enough to attend.

An incredible guitarist and a great showman! worth the fiftyish bucks admission. If anyone here hasn't heard of him... youtube--youtube's a verb now?--some of his videos!
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2011, 04:08:16 AM »

He's playing in Annapolis, MD near me next May - it's already sold out!  crying
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