John Emil, a professional slide roots guitarist from the USA is performing at the Acoustic Oak at The Royal Oak in Corsham.

Emil, an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, and a master of slide guitar, has delivered show-stopping performances at major music festivals in the US, the 2012 Bangor On Dee Blues Festival and the 2012 Zoetemeer Blues Festival in the Netherlands.

Equally adept with the acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Dobro, Emil first appeared on the South Florida music scene in 2000. Emil ultimately creates a unique style all his own by integrating country blues, folk, bluegrass and lush Hawaiian sounds into his repertoire.

Routinely taking the lost art of slide guitar in a new direction, Emil has composed a wealth of slide guitar tracks for media production libraries. His instrumental tracks have been published by LA Post Music in Los Angeles, Westar Music in Canada and Strange Fruit in South Africa. Emil recently became the first American musician to be published by London’s KPM/EMI, one of the world’s largest production libraries. Among the many television and cable network shows Emil has supplied music for are Dateline, The Voice, and several international wildlife and nature documentaries.

John has performed in music venues and festivals throughout the UK, Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The show, on Thursday, September 17, starts at 8pm and tickets are £4.