Tommy Emmanuel

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  1. baba

    baba New Member

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    Just saw Tommy Emmanuel play a show at the Birchmere in NOVA. While he is obviously a virtuoso guitar player and mindblowing to watch/hear, he also proved to be a great personality. He talked openly to the audience between songs, shared stories, and even provided some tutorials on what he was doing. It was almost like a clinic at times.

    When he comes to town do yourself a favor and go see the show. After seeing him you will either quit playing or be incredibly inspired to reach his level of communication with a guitar - he speaks through his instrument as well as anyone I have ever seen.
     
  2. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East New Member

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    Never even heard of him, what's his schtick?
     
  3. baba

    baba New Member

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    Better to reply with video:
     
  4. Yvon

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    Saw him in Montréal this summer, and I agree it was à great show!
     
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    Just missed a while ago Tommy in my place, so not I'm punching my head over the wall:mad:
     
  6. MarkM

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    One of world's best guitarists. I've seen him play live many times over many years, and he just keeps getting better. He used to do a double act years ago with his brother, Phil (a fine guitarist as well), and they were something to behold.
     
  7. SolidFooting

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    I would LOVE to see Tommy Emmanuel sometime. That guy's incredible.
     
  8. MarkM

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    If you get a chance, have a listen to the albums "Endless Road" and "Initiation" - brilliant stuff. Luckily he's an Aussie, and before he gained international status, he toured Australia constantly, so I got to see him a lot. I doubt there's a better finger style guitarist in the world today. He's truly incredible.

     

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