Tommy Emmanuel Earns #1 “Bluegrass Album” Debut on Billboard Charts for His Latest ‘Accomplice One’ Album
Also debuted in top 5 on Billboard’s “Heatseekers Albums’, top 15 on “Independent Albums’ and top 20 on the “Americana/Folk” chart.
Debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Albums chart
Recently performed “Come and Go Blues” alongside Alison Krauss at the Gregg Allman Tribute Show in New York City
Esteemed Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and performer TOMMY EMMANUEL has earned the #1 “Bluegrass Album” on the Billboard charts with his new acclaimed ACCOMPLICE ONE collaborations album, released on January 19 via CGP Sounds and distributed by Thirty Tigers. The album also debuted in Top 5 on Billboard’s “Heatseekers Albums,” Top 15 on “Independent Albums” and Top 20 on the “Americana/Folk” chart alongside its #1 debut on the iTunes “Jazz Albums” chart.
On January 24–as part of Grammy Week in New York City–Tommy and Alison Krauss performed “Come and Go Blues” at the Gregg Allman tribute show, “Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman” at City Winery. Click here to read the full story and watch their performance.
The 16-track collaborative album also achieved a #10 debut on Americana Music Association’s “Top 40 Albums” chart while “Looking Forward To The Past (feat Rodney Crowell)” and “Borderline (feat Amanda Shires)”are both on Americana Music Association’s “Top 40 Singles” chart (all monitored by CDX Traction). The album features guest artists such as Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Amanda Shires, Jerry Douglas, J.D. Simo, Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman and more.
Produced by EMMANUEL–whom is distinguished as one of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP)–ACCOMPLICE ONE opens with “Deep River Blues” featuring Grammy-winning Americana raconteur Jason Isbell who says, “If you like guitar playing, it simply doesn’t get any better than Tommy.” The songs on ACCOMPLICE ONE are a mix of new takes on indelible classics and brand new originals from TOMMY and his collaborators.
The road warrior has an extensive worldwide touring itinerary already confirmed for the year, with more dates being added. On select upcoming U.S. tour dates, EMMANUEL will be joined by ACCOMPLICE ONE special guests such as Rodney Crowell, Amanda Shires and Suzy Bogguss. See all upcoming tour dates here, which include stops in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta, Nashville, Orlando, Albany, Buffalo, Knoxville, and many others.
“If you like guitar playing, it simply doesn’t get any better than Tommy.”
“With him, it’s all human.”
“Tommy is a force of nature…I wondered how I could keep up with him!”
“Tommy is one of the most musically welcoming artists I know!”
“Tommy is my favorite acoustic guitarist in the world.”
–Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
TRACK LISTING FOR ACCOMPLICE ONE:
“Deep River Blues” with Jason Isbell
“Song and Dance Man” with Ricky Skaggs
“Saturday Night Shuffle” with Jorma Kaukonen & Pat Bergeson
“Wheelin’ & Dealin'”with J.D. Simo & Charlie Cushman
“C-Jam Blues” with David Grisman & Bryan Sutton
“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay” with J.D. Simo
“Borderline” with Amanda Shires
“You Don’t Want To Get You One Of Those” with Mark Knopfler
“Keepin’ It Reel” with Clive Carrol
“Looking Forward To The Past” with Rodney Crowell
“Purple Haze” with Jerry Douglas
“Rachel’s Lullaby” with Jake Shimabukuro
“Djangology” with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
“Watson Blues” with David Grisman & Bryan Sutton
“Tittle Tattle” with Jack Pearson
“The Duke’s Message” with Suzy Bogguss
ABOUT TOMMY EMMANUEL:
TOMMY EMMANUEL has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London. He’s piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy Award 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 including a cover story for their August 2017 issue. 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.
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