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Tommy is big in Australia and over in Europe, but guitar fans in America have just been learning about him the past few years. He appeared at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention a few years ago and brought the house down. People have been talking about him ever since, and his fame is spreading. “He’s about the only guitarist I’ve heard who can come close to what Lenny did with harmonics, and he’s got a style all his own. I think he’s probably the greatest finger-picker in the world today. He’s inventive, fearless and has a flawless sense of rhythm. He’s a great showman, too. You can’t watch Tommy perform and not feel happy. I just love him. We made an album together in 1996 called The Day Fingerpickers Took Over The World, which I’m very proud of. It’s got some beautiful tunes on it, and our playing blended well. Tommy is going to give the world a lot of great music in the coming years”

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]Tommy Emmanuel (born May 31, 1955) is an Australian virtuoso guitarist, best known for his fine art of “fingerpicking”. He is considered by some as the greatest fingerpicker in the world today.

Throughout his career he played with many famous legends like Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Sir George Martin and John Denver. Some tracks of note include (but are by no means limited to) “The Journey” (a Top 30 hit in Australia in 1993), “Cross The Nullarbor” (off Determination) and his cover of Mason Williams’s “Classical Gas”.


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  • xbrzytwa

    zapraszam początkujących (i nie tylko) na

    26 Jul 8:57am Reply
  • Sturmfuhrer_

    Ukraine love Tommy! I still can't say goodbye.

    22 Apr 7:24am Reply
  • woenney

    Иду на его концерт в киеве

    22 Mar 9:01pm Reply
  • glamourtwins

    Very unique guitar style, he has a languid style of playing...damn he makes guitar playing look effortless!

    19 Jan 3:07pm Reply
  • Emiley831

    Tommy Emmanuel CGP :)))

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
  • xKyleBx

    Consert in Chelyabinsk was amazing! I hope he will come back to our city someday.

    7 Apr 2014 Reply
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    21 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Eugene_Hornet

    I found it just today?? it's a shame! So much garbage on the web .. so hard to find a real diamond. Tommy is love from the first notes. Delicious, wonderful, amazing. My guitar god!. Already looked concert in St. Louis, I need to catch up.

    8 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Art969

    ништяк, однако

    7 Jan 2014 Reply
  • bstandridge

    How many ways can you hold a guitar and still play it! More than Amazing Awe Inspiring. Besides being one of the Greats, Tommy seems to have a lot of fun doing it and that makes it even more fun for all of us. Don't ever stop!

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Julian_Tifflor

    it looks as if the guitar is a part of his body. absolutely amazing.

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • karmapolice41

    I've played guitar for 10 years and spent a lot of time arguing about who is the best guitarist of all time or who is the best alive. I still think it has to be Jimi Hendrix for all time, considering what he did for music and the instrument itself, but from the first day I watched a video of Tommy, I havent thought about who is the best alive today. It's him, without a doubt. He's absolutely ridiculously amazing, and it is physically impossible to be more technically proficient that he is. Not to mention how much feeling he plays with. Can't wait to see him at Tommyfest in my home state of Kentucky in february!

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Kassym123

    can't believe this guy can't even read music

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • realfanofrock

    One of best guitarist ever. New album with Martin Taylor is just masterpiece.

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • JonneyRus

    Lewis & Clark just blows me away

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Only_my_music

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
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    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • sG4RYt

    The fucking greatest.

    21 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Sanek-tr

    Only_my_music, был на том концерте в третьем ряду сзади партера и жутко завидовал тем, кто сидел в третьем ряду спереди)))

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
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