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Hear Tommy Emmanuel and Logan Ledger play at the Riverwalk Center

Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and performer Tommy Emmanuel will perform at the Riverwalk Center on June 20.
Courtesy Breckenridge Music

Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and performer Tommy Emmanuel is distinguished as one of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player. Emmanuel and singer-songwriter Logan Ledger will play at Breckenridge’s Riverwalk Center on Thursday, June 20.

Emmanuel developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band — simultaneously covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar, and a vocal melody.

At the age of 6, he was touring Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a lead guitarist at stadiums in Europe. At 44, he received the rare honor of being named a CGP by Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London.

Last year he released “Accomplice One,” an album of collaborations with musicians like Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs and many more.

Joining Emmanuel is Ledger, whose self-titled debut was produced by 13-time Grammy-winner T Bone Burnett.

Taking up guitar at age 12, Ledger soon began writing songs of his own. Later, while attending Columbia University, Ledger had a bluegrass show on the campus radio station and played in a number of bluegrass bands, then moved to Nashville not long after graduation.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30. Tickets range from $35-$45 and can be purchased at BreckMusic.org.

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