Live! At The Ryman

Live! At The Ryman

Release Date: May 19, 2017 Worldwide as Digital Download and Compact Disc



Very excited to announce the release of my new CD “Live! At The Ryman” on May 19th! Now through May 12th, a limited number of CDs will be available for pre-order. When you pre-order the CD, you will be entered for a chance to win a signed version of the CD. PLUS, one grand prize winner will receive a signed copy of the CD, two tickets to a show of their choice, and a meet & greet upgrade. Click here to pre-order your copy.


  1. Tall Fiddler
  2. The Mystery
  3. Windy & Warm
  4. Deep River Blues > Docs Guitar > Blue Smoke > Cannonball Rag
  5. Saturday Night Shuffle > Nine Pound Hammer
  6. Angelina
  7. Blood Brother
  8. Beatles Medley > Classical Gas
  9. Sails (featuring Steve Wariner, CGP)
  10. San Antonio Stroll (featuring John Knowles CGP & Steve Wariner CGP)
  11. Guitar Boogie
  12. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  13. I Still Can’t Say Goodbye
  14. Workin’ Man Blues (featuring Steve Wariner CGP)

   Bonus Track:  Eva Waits

Esteemed and acclaimed Grammy Award-winning guitarist TOMMY EMMANUEL today (4/17) announced the May 19 release date of LIVE! AT THE RYMAN (via CPG Sounds). Filled with his complex fingerstyle technique and energetic performances, the album captures a special night of music in Nashville, TN on February 27, 2016 at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

LIVE! AT THE RYMAN highlights EMMANUEL’S fervor as a master guitarist and also encapsulates a landmark moment for the musician as he is joined on stage by Steve Wariner and John Knowles, the only other two living CGPs (Certified Guitar Players: the honor and moniker Chet Atkins assigned not only to himself but four other guitarists he admired and felt contributed to the legacy of guitar playing) for a performance of “San Antonio Stroll.” has premiered the performance video of that special moment–the only time all three living CGPs shared the stage. You can click here to watch.

“It was an unforgettable experience playing my first solo show at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville,” says TOMMY EMMANUEL. “I have grown up listening to the music and artists that made those walls famous throughout the world and it was an honor to play on that stage. The night was a lifetime goal of mine and it was made that much more special with the appearance of my two good friends and fellow ‘CGPs,’ Steve Wariner and John Knowles. I’m so thrilled that we filmed and recorded the show, as John, Steve and I had never collaborated together before and this made the night even more special. The sold-out crowd just about lifted the roof off the hall and we all gave it our best! The spirit of Chet Atkins surrounded us three with love, peace and mojo! I hope those who hear this recording will be uplifted and feel the love we felt for the people who poured their joy into the Ryman Auditorium that February night!”

TOMMY EMMANUEL will be touring across North America starting May 4 in Lafayette, LA for a sold-out headlining performance at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, followed by shows filling out his itinerary through the fall. Mixed in between his own shows, EMMANUEL will also be performing at various festivals including the Malibu Guitar Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, TD Victoria International JazzFest and California WorldFest, among others. See full list of tour dates below.

Catch TOMMY EMMANUEL on tour throughout North America in the following cities:


DATE                         CITY                                       VENUE

Thu     5/4                  Lafayette, LA                        Acadiana Center for the Arts

Fri       5/5                  Montgomery, AL                  Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

Sat      5/6                  Macon, GA                            Cox Capitol Theatre

Sun     5/7                  Chattanooga, TN                 Songbird Guitar Museum

Thu     5/11                Toronto, ON                          St. Lawrence Center for the Arts

Fri       5/12                Toronto, ON                          St. Lawrence Center for the Arts

Sat      5/13                Quebec City, QC                  Palais Montcalm

Mon    5/15                Winnipeg, MB                       West End Cultural Centre

Wed    5/17                Edmonton, AB                      Myer Horowitz Theatre

Thu     5/18                Calgary, AB                          Bella Concert Hall

Sat      5/20                Malibu, CA                            Malibu Guitar Festival

Sat      6/3                  Lexington, KY                       Lexington Opera House

Fri       6/16                Boothbay, ME                       The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

Sat      6/17                Greenwich, RI                      Greenwich Odeum

Sun     6/18                Croton-On-Hudson, NY      Clearwater Festival

Sun     6/25                Vancouver, BC                     Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Tue     6/27                Victoria, BC                           TD Victoria International JazzFest

Wed    6/28                Saskatchewan, SK              Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

Sat      7/15                Grass Valley, CA                 California WorldFest

Tue     7/18                San Juan Capistrano, CA  The Coach House

Wed    7/19                San Juan Capistrano, CA  The Coach House

Thu     7/20                Bakersfield, CA                    Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace

Fri       7/21                Modesto, CA                         State Theatre of Modesto

Sat      7/22                Santa Barbara, CA              Marjorie Luke Theatre

Mon 7/24-Fri 7/28    Carmel, CA                           Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp

Tue     8/1                  Annapolis, MD                     Rams Head On Stage

Wed    8/2                  Annapolis, MD                     Rams Head On Stage

Thu     10/5                Honolulu, HI                         Blue Note Hawaii

Fri       10/6                Honolulu, HI                         Blue Note Hawaii

Sat      10/7                Honolulu, HI                         Blue Note Hawaii

Sun     10/8                Honolulu, HI                         Blue Note Hawaii

Mon    10/9                Kahului, Maui, HI                 Castle Theater

Fri       11/3                Kansas City, MO                  Arvest Bank Theatre

Dates above are subject to change.

Click here for the most current list of dates