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Tommy Emmanuel

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Ozzfan486  
24 Apr 2010 23:08 | Quote
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Wow. I came across him and he's really growing on me fast. This dude is amazing. I'm going to try to get my dad to take me to one of his shows in Harrisburg. If anyone hasn't heard of him, do yourself a favor and listen to this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boBjErlfKgs&feature=related
KicknGuitar  
25 Apr 2010 01:38 | Quote
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Pshhhhh
I'm mo' betta.
michaelcollins  
25 Apr 2010 04:00 | Quote
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JustJeff  
25 Apr 2010 12:01 | Quote
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Tommy Emmanuel really is a pioneer in acoustic guitar music. His arrangements are so melodic and easy to listen to. His woodsongs performance is absolutely fabulous, and he's hilarious to boot!

Though, I am really surprised that you haven't heard of Emmanuel before... he is quite well known in the modern fingerstyle guitarists.

Maybe you should check out Sungha... he's a little boy who plays a lot of arrangements of famous fingerstyle guitarists. He often plays Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel, Thomas Leeb, Don Ross, Andy McKee, and many other great fingerstyle artists!
BodomBeachTerror  
25 Apr 2010 13:21 | Quote
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hes no Phil Keaggy, but that was cool
Ozzfan486  
25 Apr 2010 14:42 | Quote
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Eh. Phil's good, but pretty boring imo. I mean, I can hear that he's good, but it just doesn't catch my ear as much. That's just me though.
BodomBeachTerror  
25 Apr 2010 15:03 | Quote
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i saw him live, it blew my mind. but whatever your taste is i guess
carlsnow  
27 Apr 2010 07:53 | Quote
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I've sat and talked and played with Tommy many times, here in Knoxville at (Lynn's) Broadway Sound, etc. The man is a Chet-Disciple (Chet Gave Tommy the "C.G.P." tag that he used (Certified Guitar Player) until his untimely death. Tommy WAS, at one time, going to move here (just up the lol street actually) but decided not to, and so gave the solo-cd 'Only' a "Knoxville Treatment" by using the neighborhoods street signs as his cover-art.
Tommy doe bore me a bit, BUT, i can guarantee ya that he can outplay the devil on any kinda Plank he chooses. I've heard insane Jazz, Blue, Rock, you name it, come outta this Cat and it mind boggling how (think Vai, Gilbert) easy he makes it look! He is also a 'campy"(stale jokes) , no cussing , always smiling nice as hell man, who showed me more in a few settings than i've learned inna while.
Tommy is the kind of man who walks in the store says "ello!" to Lynn (owner at the time..retired) and grabs a (sponsored by lol) Godin Ac off the Rack, makes a semi-circle of Git-Stools and hollers "hey fellas!" at, well, anyone he knows by sight.
He stayed with Lynn a few times (Plays here a LOT) and a few times i was lucky enough to be on one of those three stools. .."HUMBLING" dont come close, lol. I remember the horror of watching Lynn play Some old Chet Tune and Tommy soloing then turning his head MY way and winking. I played my best every time this would happen and instead of any critique of my playing all i got was a warm smile and a few "hey mate, if you play ___ like ___ you can ___" .."see?"

Tommy is a class act, and after Chets death, perhaps the finest Steel String Acoustic guitarist alive today, even IF his later stuff bores some (like me).

Go see the man and i guarantee this you WILL learn something.

ViVa T.E. (CGP) !!!

RAWK!
Cs


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adelaideguitar  
27 Apr 2010 12:05 | Quote
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Tommy Emmanuel's curse is that hes gotten toooo good. Hes so fast at what he does best, the music has stopped being "Music for the Masses" and is more a record player at high speed.

He needs to slow down again!

Tommy Emmanuel played some beautiful music during the 90's, but now sounds more like a dude on speed.

Hey, even Steve Vai knows he cant just burn out millions of notes per mile and think people will respect him.

Hence tunes like steve vai's "The Crying Machine"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe20DzgfmV4

Which can be handled by a lot of dudes on the net. (Paraphrased warning) Angus Young once said that he wanted to write music guys can play at home.

Tommy Emmanuel has lost that idea IMHO. He needs to go write some music that contributes to the wealth of music that mankind has written. Otherwise, all this hi-speed note ripping will die with him.

Something like this is more like the Tommy I prefer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhR04kmcSXU
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