‘Tommy Emmanuel--Live From The Balboa Theatre’ Out on 2/12

Article Contributed by SRO | Published on Saturday, February 6, 2021

“My memories of the Balboa show are filled with adrenaline, wonder and joy,” says the acclaimed and Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter TOMMY EMMANUEL about his new digital-only live album TOMMY EMMANUEL--LIVE FROM THE BALBOA THEATRE out February 12 on his label, CGP Sounds. Listen here to the album’s first single “Locomotivation,” released today (February 5), and watch the video here. Pre-save and pre-add the album here.

Featuring 17 tracks (see the track listing below), LIVE FROM THE BALBOA THEATRE is a classic TOMMY EMMANUEL concert filmed on February 13 and 14, 2011 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA. The album features special guest performers such as Pam Rose, Anthony Snape, and Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo. Both Pam Rose and Anthony Snape are acclaimed songwriters who have co-written songs with TOMMY. Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are masters in the jazz world who are also longtime touring collaborators with TOMMY.

This album--and the accompanying DVD (released in 2011)--was produced by KPBS in San Diego, and it was exclusively available through PBS pledge drives. It will now be available for the first time on all digital outlets.

“Playing with Frank and Vinnie, singing with Pam and Anthony, having fun with the audience and working with the PBS network made it a once-in-a-lifetime event, I hope you enjoy it and feel it too!” says TOMMY.

In other exciting TOMMY news, his guitar work graces Barry Gibbs’ newly released solo album Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook. EMMANUEL plays on the Bee Gees’ classic "How Deep Is Your Love" featuring Little Big Town.


1. Guitar Boogie

2. Locomotivation

3. Haba Na Haba (with Pam Rose, Anthony Snape, Frank Vignola, & Vinny Raniolo)

4. My Life (with Pam Rose)

5. The Trails

6. Everlasting (with Anthony Snape)

7. Frequency (with Anthony Snape)

8. My Beloved (with Pam Rose)

9. I’ll Still Be Loving You (with Pam Rose & Anthony Snape)

10. Avalon (with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo)

11. How High The Moon (with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo)

12. Hungarian Dance No. 5 (with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo)

13. Smokey Mountain Lullaby

14. Nine Pound Hammer

15. The Diggers’ Waltz

16. Moon River

17. What A Wonderful World (with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo)