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GE Smith Portraits: Tommy Emmanuel and Amy Helm at Guild Hall

August 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$55 – $150
GE Smith Portraits: Tommy Emmanuel and Amy Helm at Guild Hall

Tuesday, August 13


$55-$150 ($50-$145 Members)


Eligible for Student Rush Tickets

Purchase tickets at the Box Office; 631-324-4050; or Theatermania.com at 1-866-811-4111

A musical series with very rare couplings, highlighting conversations, stripped down to the bone, with exclusive artists in a highly intimate setting.

Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. Or at least they would if he was the kind of artist who was ever satisfied. 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. All the while, Tommy has hungered for what’s next. When you’re widely acknowledged as the international master of the solo acoustic guitar, what’s next is Accomplice One, an album of collaborations with some of the finest singers, songwriters and, yes, guitarists alive today – a list including Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Simo, David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Suzy Bogguss and many more. 

Amy Helm sought what she calls a “circular sound” for her new album. It’s a
well-rounded one, one marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel,
and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the
loop of an octave. And sentimentally, it’s a sound that represents the feeling of
This Too Shall Light, released ​September 21, 2018 on Yep Roc Records, comprises 10
songs produced by Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Joe Henry. Helm left
her home and comfort zone of Woodstock, NY, choosing ​to record in Los Angeles
within the confines of just a four-day window. The musicians were directed not to
overthink the songs, and Helm herself barely performed any of the selections while
leading up to the recording. As a result, the sessions forced fast musical trust among
the collaborators and yielded the vibrant instrumental improvisations heard
throughout This Too Shall Light.


August 13, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$55 – $150
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GE Smith Portraits: Tommy Emmanuel and Amy Helm at Guild Hall


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158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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