Listen to “Old Photographs,” the closing track on Tommy Emmanuel’s “It’s Never Too Late” collection, and you’ll hear finger noise as he runs his hands across the frets of his guitar. It’s an imperfection players try to eliminate in practice, but for all of the masterful technique and flashy ability that’s brought Emmanuel recognition among the world’s greatest guitarists, that finger noise demonstrates an honesty in the sound. An accomplished fingerstyle player, Emmanuel received his first guitar at age 4 and after graduating high school, became one of Australia’s most in-demand rock musicians before blazing his own trail.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday (2/13), Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City; $44.50, Englert Box Office, (319) 688-2653 or Englert.org
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