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Tommy Emmanuel CGP Classics and Christmas Tour Featuring Pat Bergeson, John Knowles CGP and Annie Sellick
Cox Business Center Assembly Hall in Tulsa

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In the fall of 2017, world-renowned Australian fingerstyle guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel CGP released his second album of holiday music, Christmas Memories, showcasing new arrangements of Christmas favorites such as Jingle Bells, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, and White Christmas. In addition, the album includes three original tunes that are sure to become Christmas classics, including Christmas Time, Lets Make a Christmas Memory and Christmas Memories. This was the holiday album follow up to All I Want For Christmas released in 2011. In supportof his holiday catalogue, Emmanuel will embark on his third annual U.S. Christmas tour in the fall of 2017. The Classic & Christmas Tour will feature one solo set of some of Emmanuels classic solo acoustic material, and one set of Christmas favorites where hell be accompanied by long-time friend and collaborator John Knowles CGP on guitar, Pat Bergeson on guitar and harmonica, and Annie Sellick on vocals. Making this new album and the tours are such a joy for us, said Emmanuel. We had just finished our last Christmas Tour, and we were ready to go in and play the songs LIVE in the studio. Every performance is how it went downno studio tricks or fix-ups, just honest singing and playing. This brings a feeling to the music that can't be manufactured. It sizzles with fun and spontaneity. I hope the listener will get some of that. I also cant wait to take some of these new Christmas tunes to the stage. Tommy Emmanuels five-decade career has garnered millions of fans worldwide, along with two GRAMMY nominations. 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 performance. Maintaining a tour schedule of nearly 250 shows a year, Emmanuel has been voted Favorite Acoustic Guitarist in both Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazines reader polls. Emmanuels catalogue includes over twenty musical recordings of solos, duets, ensembles, cover tunes, originals, utilizing both electric and acoustic guitar. Tommy Emmanuel is an honorary Kentucky Colonel, a CGP (Certified Guitar Player), an Order of Australia Medalist (AM) and the holder of an honorary Masters Degree (MA).
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Annie Sellick may be compared to the greats - “Ella’s playfulness, Carmen’s attitude, Betty’s instincts and Anita’s flair…” (Greg Lee, WMOT jazz radio).But, she is unequivocally and undeniably an original.Don’t let her southern drawl, as sweet as biscuits n’ honey, cause you to make assumptions, because there is nothing shy or demure about Ms. Sellick’s control - of the stage, the music, her sound, and her audience.

It’s quite obvious she is totally at home as a live performer, immediately engaging her audiences with an innate ability to make everyone in the room feel like she is performing just for them. But these special gifts aside, it’s Annie’s pure talent as a musician that is earning her rave reviews and a growing fan base around the world.

Annie lives in Nashville, Tennessee; however, she is quick to tell you “growing up in ‘Music City’ I hated country music.”But Nashville is home base for some of the finest musicians in the world playing every genre of music."I have had the opportunity to play with a very talented pool of Nashville-based jazz players, and it has been a great place to cut my teeth and learn.  These days I am learning from Nashville musicians of all styles.There is such a high level of musicianship here, and the support of the community is unparalleled.”

At first, Annie had no intention of pursuing a career as a performer, which would likely have led to “a roller coaster life and living in her parents’ basement at 30!”Then one evening in a “dive bar” near the college she attended in Middle Tennessee, Annie sat in with guitarist Roland Gresham. “The only standards I knew were ‘Fever’ and ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” she remembers, laughing.“I sang ‘Fever’ and everybody went berserk.”The band hired her then and there.She recalls getting the names of jazz singers from a friend, tracking down their albums, learning the tunes a few at a time and then returning to the club to sing them.

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100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103 (US)

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