Family on tour
COFFS Harbour's very own star Jesse Emmanuel is about to take to the national stage in a family affair.
The daughter of guitarist Phil Emmanuel and niece of the acclaimed Tommy Emmanuel will be joining both on stage when Tommy returns to Australia to tour later this year.
The nine-date national tour, which will celebrate 50 years of the brothers performing live together, will feature Jesse Emmanuel as a special guest.
“There's a magic that happens when Phil and I play together,” Tommy said.
“It's like the two of us together makes a third player who's better than both of us. After 50 years, we can still surprise each other on stage.”
Jesse recently made national headlines when she took out the APRA Songwriter of the Year Award for her song ‘Don't Touch My Guitar'.
The single also had huge success on the Country Music Channel Charts, debuting in the Top 40 and getting plenty of airtime.
It's not hard to understand where her talents came from considering the Emmanuel brothers have been performing live since the early '60s when their father pulled them from school and onto the road as the Emmanuel Family Band.
December 9 - Lyric Theatre, Star City Casino, Sydney
December 11 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne
December 12 - Royal Theatre, Canberra
December 17 - Wrest Point, Hobart
December 18 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
December 20 - Burswood Theatre, Perth
January 19 - Tamworth West Leagues Club
January 20 - Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane
January 22 - Jupiters Casino, Gold Coast