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.
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