Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Country music's new recruit Darius Rucker plays Mountain Park Friday, September 14th and Aussie guitar whiz Tommy Emmanuel plays the Calvin Theatre on Wednesday, September 12th

WGBY presents
Tommy Emmanuel
Performing at The Calvin Theatre in Northampton
Wednesday, September 12th at 8:00 PM
On Sale this Friday 5/25

Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Tommy’s unique style – he calls it simply “finger style” – is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Tommy plays all that – and more – on one guitar. Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Emmanuel to try this “fingerpicker” style as a child. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel’s biggest fans. Tickets are $35 and $25 and go on sale this Friday, May 25th  at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com.   Watch Tommy Emmanuel Center Stage on Tuesday, June 5th at 9:30pm on WGBY

Kix Country 100.9 presents
Darius Rucker
Performing at Mountain Park in Holyoke
Friday, September 14th at 7:00 PM       

 On Sale this Friday 5/25

Darius Rucker is riding high with the release of his sophomore country album, Charleston, SC 1966, on Capitol Records Nashville. USA Today raved, "Rucker has made a fine-sounding country album, full of singable choruses, bittersweet fiddle and steel, and guitars with bottomless twang," and Rolling Stone said, “On his Nashville debut, Rucker's rich baritone, sentimental ballads and bright hooks made him the most successful African-American country singer since Charley Pride. Rucker amps up that formula on album number two." The debut in referral is his chart-topping 2008 release, Learn To Live – an album that produced three consecutive No. 1 singles and Top 5 smash, “History In The Making,” Rucker’s success in the country music format was recently recognized at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards when he received the Top New Artist title and again with ACM, Teen Choice, and AMA Award nominations. Charleston, SC 1966--a title which pays tribute to one of Rucker's biggest influences, Radney Foster--includes the multiple-week #1 hit single, "Come Back Song," and his current Top 10 single, "This." Tickets are $55, $45, and $35 and go on sale this Friday, May 25th  at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com.

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