AHWAHNEE — Master guitarist Tommy Emmanuel says of Tony McManus, “The music is beyond beautiful, it’s perfect.”
On Saturday, Jan. 16, you will have the chance to experience it for yourself as Robin Ralston and the Coolwater Ranch present an evening with Tony McManus.
“Through Tony’s hands, the emotions of Celtic music are transferred to the guitar and the listener is drawn into the driving energy of a reel or the timeless atmosphere of a lament – each finding an authentic voice through his interpretation,” says one rave review. “That emotional connection lifts McManus’s playing beyond mere virtuosity to a place where new listeners worldwide – from the Hebrides to Connemara and from Bogota to Tokyo — are won over by his music.”
In addition to his five solo albums, there have been many other collaborations including the recent duo CD “Round Trip” with Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta.
“Breathtaking to hear them trade wits, exhilarating….” says Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
Whatever the context, Tony’s presence is unique and driven by a passion for the music. His engaging personality on stage has taken him to five continents and his contribution was recognized with a Gold Medal voted for by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
A pair of passes to hear Tony McManus would make a great Christmas gift to the music lovers in your life! Reserve your spot now for Saturday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m.
Passes for this show are available now at Oakhurst Feed and Mountain Feed and Nursery, or you can call host Robin Ralston at 559-760-1134 or email email@example.com to have a reservation at the door.
Suggested donation for the artist is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
The ranch is located in Ahwahnee, just ten minutes from Oakhurst at 45680 Forest Ridge Drive.
Just a few house rules attendees are asked to follow please: no alcohol, drugs or smoking and no children under 16. The Coolwater Concert Series is sponsored in part by Tenaya Lodge.
As always, there will be a variety of foods and non-alcoholic beverages available at no extra cost.
“Tony McManus is the best Celtic guitarist in the world.”
– John Renbourn
“Tony is the Jeff Beck of the acoustic guitar”
– Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars
“Masterful Playing as Always”
– Steve Howe