23 July 2010

5 On Friday - Up From Down Under

Travis of Trav's Thoughts has invented this delightful meme called 5 on Friday.  Stop by his site to check out the simple rules and then sign the Linky to share some of your favorite music with others.

If you are not familiar with Tommy Emmanuel, here is your chance.  There must be something in the water of Australia because they sure have some wonderful guitarists and Emmanuel is a true artist playing classical, folk music, or medleys of the songs of Peter Allen or the Beatles.  His Wiki article is the link on his name.  He happens to be touring the U.S. now and if you would like to see him in person, check out the tour dates on his Official Website.

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Guitar Boogie

Classical Gas

On the following links is an excellent interview featuring Mr. Guitar, Chet Atkins, and Tommy Emmanuel.

Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel Part 1

Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel Part 2

And from my favorite of the Tommy Emmanuel albums:
Dixie McGuire, Chet Atkins,  and Tommy Emmanuel
The Day Finger Pickers Took Over The World


maryt/theteach said...

Don't know him, Jamie. Good sound though! :)

Linda said...

I wish I had known about him being in Connecticut sooner before his show was sold out. "Classical Gas" has always been a favorite of mine right along with "Guitar Boogie". Oh to have such talent but not having any, I love to listen to those who do.

Julia Smith said...

Really loved the last one, Jamie. I also hadn't heard of him before, (Chet Atkins, yes) so I enjoyed today's discovery.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Wow Jamie..this is one great set of music

Barb said...

I've never heard of this particular picker, but Chet Atkins was often played in my home growing up. My Dad, almost 82, still plays his guitar and the piano; my mother plays piano. I play the CD player!

Travis Cody said...

Outstanding stuff! You know I love a great guitar player and Mr Emmanuel certainly is one of those!

Mimi Lenox said...

Excellent post! Great "finger pickers" here.
(How did you get out of the dungeon?)

It was Vinny wasn't it...

Jamie said...

NOpe it was your enamorata Mr. Depp who gave me an exit pass. We will not discuss how I bribed him.