Tommy Emmanuel – considered by many to be the world’s greatest acoustic guitarist – will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. Or at least they would if he was the kind of artist who was ever satisfied. At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock and roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player (CGP) by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, Emmanuel plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London. All the while, native Australian has hungered for what’s next.