TCAN Annual Benefit 2021

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TCAN Annual Benefit 2021 featuring TOMMY EMMANUEL

This year, as we celebrated our 24th year as a community-based arts organization, TCAN Annual Benefit 2021 featured one of the great guitarists of our generation: Tommy Emmanuel.

Tommy Emmanuel’s performance was recorded live on TCAN’s stage Saturday November 20, 2021 in front of a limited capacity audience (120 seats) and will be aired on YouTube Saturday, December 11, 2021 at TCAN Virtual Benefit 2021

Sponsors who help underwrite the expenses of TCAN Virtual Benefit 2021 will receive prominent recognition in the video production. 


2021 Business and Individual Sponsors

Signature Sponsor Atlantic Vision, Inc.
Signature Sponsor Elaine Burns and Jack Memishian
Presenting Sponsor  
Gold Sponsor Jane and Bill Bachman
  Barbara and D. Michael Collins
  The William M. Collins Company
  Henry and Dr. Kathleen Faulkner
  Middlesex Savings Bank
Silver Sponsor Anonymous
  The Allain + Warren Group
  Rick and Nancy Jennett
  Stephen and Maschia Kaplan
  Karen and Reginald Leese
  Stonegate Group, LLC
  Antonio Viva and Maria Freda
Bronze Sponsor Kelley and Tom Halchuk
  Elizabeth Larsen and Michael Kim
  Matthew McCue and Paula Passi McCue
  MetroWest Subaru
  Judy Ravindra
  Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Cast Member Dr. Orn Almarsson and Brynja Einarsdóttir
  Barbara and Doug Ambos
  Ann Drouilhet
  Terri and Bruce Evans
  Renee and Steven Finn
  Aline Frantzen and Anders Siggins
  Brita and Gary Gill-Austern
  Shetal and Richard Kaye
  Paula and Scott Koehler
  Dr. Lucette Nadle and Dr. Barry Kran
  David Lavalley and Sherry Sandoval
  Christine Miele
  Martha and Nick Perakis
  Hilary McGregor and Peter Townsend
  Barbara Anne Sousa
  Noni and Bob Stearns
  Stephanie Meilman and Gary Wetreich
  Steve and Denise Wilson
Patron Lucia Frenkel and Lawrence Dick
  Mary Ellen and Stephen Fulton
  Ellen and Kalman Heller
  Jan Phlegar and Robert Vierling


William Thomas Emmanuel is an Australian guitarist known for his complex fingerstyle technique, his joyous, exuberant performances, and the use of percussive effects on the guitar.

His recorded work includes over 35 solo albums, and literally thousands of guest appearances with artists as varied as Michael Jackson, Chet Atkins, Diana Ross, Bill Wyman, Marty Stuart, and Air Supply. Emmanuel’s awards include Australia’s Best Guitarist in Juke Magazine for 1986, 1987, and 1988. He received the 1988 Studio Musician of the Year award in Bi-Centennial Music Week. The recipient of numerous Rolling Stone awards such as Most Popular Guitarist in1989 and 1990, and Best Guitarist from 1991 through 1994, he also received Australian Adult Contemporary Record of the Year in 1991 and 1993. He was named Australian Performer of the Year by the MO Awards in 1995 and 1997 and also received a gold record for the sales of Classical Gas. Tommy Emmanuel received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Instrumental Performance, in 1998 and 2006.