TOMMY EMMANUEL Today Releases Newly Shot Live Performance Video For “Bella Soave”

Article Contributed by SRO | Published on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Grammy® Award winner TOMMY EMMANUEL—acoustic guitarist extraordinaire, composer, and global touring artist—has today (May 9) released a newly shot live performance video for “Bella Soave,” a track from his upcoming album ENDLESS ROAD: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION out May 17. View the Bella Soave” video—which begins with TOMMY talking about the song’s inspiration—HERE. It was shot at TOMMY’s home outside of Nashville, TN and directed by Joshua Britt & Neilson Hubbard for Neighborhoods Apart. It was premiered yesterday (May 8) by The Bluegrass Situation.

Regarded as a landmark album within TOMMY’s body of work, Endless Road has now been newly remastered for digital outlets and will also be available for the first time ever on vinyl. The beautiful and evocative “Bella Soave” is among the album’s highlights. TOMMY recalls that he wrote the song in the back of car while traveling from Soave (near Verona), where he had just spent a few days at a guitar festival, down to Rome.

“The song was written after my first visit in Soave, Italy in 1999. It was the first festival I ever played,” recalls TOMMY. “I was so happy and overjoyed from the experience of the festival that I started writing when I got into the backseat of the car. We were driving from Soave down to Rome for a show and workshop, and I wrote this song on the way there. I got it finished and played it that night at the show. I tried to give it a sort of Spanish feel in the bridge because I had met a lot of Spaniards that weekend at the festival,” he adds. “’Bella Soave’ means ‘beautiful Soave.’ It’s a beautiful place and has been a big part of my musical life.”

ENDLESS ROAD: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION will include three never-before released live bonus tracks: “Mona Lisa (Live),” “Mr. Guitar (Live),” and “Morning Aire (Live),” the latter of which was unveiled on May 2. Watch the video HERE.

TOMMY views Endless Road as a “wonderful album in my life and in my career. It has a lot of songs that I get asked to play, like ‘The Endless Road,’ ‘Angelina,’ ‘(The Man With The) Green Thumb,’ and ‘Mona Lisa.’” He adds that these songs “are dear to my heart and dear to my fans and friends out there.” Watch the album announcement trailer HERE.

ENDLESS ROAD: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION also includes his covers of “Windy & Warm” and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” In addition, the remastered album will feature a live version of “Mr. Guitar.” (The studio version of the song, by TOMMY and Michael Cleveland, was released this past March as first single from the new multi-artist album WE STILL CAN’T SAY GOODBYE – A Musicians’ Tribute to Chet Atkins.) TOMMY recently wrote “Mr. Guitar” in honor of his idol and music icon Chet Atkins, who called TOMMY “one of the best guitar players I’ve ever seen.” In fact, TOMMY is one of five people ever named a CPG (Certified Guitar Player) by Chet Atkins, the innovator, songwriter, producer, record company executive, and visionary. Nashville and the music industry are preparing to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday on June 20.

Meanwhile, TOMMY was honored this past February when he and guitar trio The String Revolution won the Grammy® Award in the “Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella” category for their unique reimagining of Johnny Cash’s classic “Folsom Prison Blues.” Sharing the Grammy Award with them was The Man in Black’s son John Carter Cash, who produced the single. Watch the video for “Folsom Prison Blues” HERE.

TOMMY is also coming off a dynamic 2023. He released his acclaimed collaborations album ACCOMPLICE TWO to great acclaim and earned the “Lifetime Achievement” Award from The National GUITAR Museum.

Here are TOMMY’s North American tour dates for 2024. The full international list of dates is HERE.




Tuesday, May 7

Durham, NC

The Carolina Theatre of Durham

Wednesday, May 8

Richmond, VA

Carpenter Theatre

Thursday, May 9

Gettysburg, PA

The Majestic Theatre

Friday, May 10

Gettysburg, PA

The Majestic Theatre

Saturday, May 11

Newton, NJ

The Newton Theatre

Sunday, May 12

Westhampton Beach, NY

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, May 14

Lebanon, NH

Lebanon Opera House

Wednesday, May 15

New London, CT

Garde Arts Center

Thursday, May 16

Lexington, MA

Cary Hall

Friday, May 17

Albany, NY

The Egg

Saturday, May 18

Port Chester, NY

The Capitol Theatre

Sunday, May 19

McKees Rocks, PA

Roxian Theatre

Tuesday, May 21

Buffalo, NY

Asbury Hall

Wednesday, May 22

St Catharines, ON

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Thursday, May 23

Oshawa, ON

Regent Theatre

Monday, June 17

Bend, OR

Tower Theatre

Tuesday, June 18

Bend, OR

Tower Theatre

Sunday, June 23

Telluride, CO

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Wednesday, October 9

London, ON

Centennial Hall

Thursday, October 10

Toronto, ON

Massey Hall

Friday, October 11

Kitchener, ON

Center in the Square (Kitchener)

Saturday, October 12

Ottawa, ON

Meridian Theatres

Sunday, October 13

Montreal, QC

Place Des Arts Maison Symphonique

Tuesday, October 15

Fredericton, NB

The Fredericton Playhouse

Wednesday, October 16

Moncton, NB

Capitol Theatre

Thursday, October 17

Saint John, NB

Imperial Theatre

Saturday, October 19

Halifax, NS

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium