Archive for January 15th, 2009


Tommy Emmanuel

Originally uploaded by Riru

I think, therefore I play

Tommy Emmanuel is one of my favorite musicians. From Australia, Emmanuel is a “Certified Guitar Player.” This is a big deal in the guitar world, being personally presented by Chet Atkins. I don’t go to concerts anymore, but he’ll be playing in Knoxville this month and if I can talk the boss into it, I sure would like to go. I was surprised to see tickets were available and at a reasonable price. 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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. (more…)


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