Tommy Emmanuel

Posted: May 16, 2008 in Uncategorized
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Tommy Emmanuel, CGP (born 31 May 1955) is an Australian guitarist, best known for his fingerpicking style and energetic performances.
Tommy was born in the Upper Hunter in Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia. He received his guitar in 1959 at the age of 4 – being taught by his mother to accompany her playing lap steel guitar. At the age of 7 he heard Chet Atkins on the radio. He vividly remembers this moment and says it greatly inspired him.
By the late 1970s, he was playing drums with his brother Phil in the group Goldrush as well as doing session work on countless albums and jingles. During the early 1980s, he joined the reformed lineup of leading ’70s rock group Dragon, touring widely with them, including a 1987 tour with Tina Turner. He left the group to embark on a solo career.
Throughout his career he has played with many notable artists including Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Sir George Martin, Air Supply, and John Denver.

Whoever he’s with, whatever he’s playing, man this guy can pick.

Tall Fiddler live at Soria Moria in Norway 16. november 2006.

The Robin on KBS1(TV Channel in Korea) before his concert in Korea.

Acoustic version of Golliwogg’s Cakewalk.

Heartbreak Hotel

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