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.