Have guitar, will travel

Nice shirt Phil! That other Emmanuel brother, Phil, will show off his virtuosity with the electric six-stringer in Ballina this Friday. Okay Phil, let it rock!

If Tommy Emmanuels guitar playing is sweet and delicate, then Phils is street-wise and blistering. His preferred weapon is the electric guitar and what he can do with it is a marvel to behold and a must-see for aficionados of the instrument.

Phil will be playing for free in the Riverside Lounge at the Ballina RSL Club this Friday, January 19, from 10pm.

With his music rooted in the pioneering days of the electric guitar (from the 50s-70s) youll hear spine-tingling versions of Apache, Bombora, Local Hero as well as a great version of Stevie Ray Vaughans Scuttlebuttin which is also on Phils latest CD EGP (Electric Guitar Player).

(Personally, I think Stevie was one of the greatest players ever to strap on a Stratocaster.)

Phil has travelled the world with his guitar in hand (and roadies lugging the Marshall amps) and has played with the very best like Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Barnes, Dire Straits, The Shadows (a dream come true for Phil) and Johnny Farnham.

He plays fast. And loud. Catch him if you can.

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