I have been blessed to have seen many of the finest guitar players the world has to offer. Clapton, Santana, Jeff Beck, Steve Morse,Michael Hedges, and others. Tonight I saw some of the finest acoustic guitar playing ever from an Australian transplant named Tommy Emmanuel. Apparantly, he has been around for a long time and is a disciple of the late Chet Atkins. I was extremely impressed by his complete mastery of the guitar and more importantly, he was having a good time on stage. It was not just speed and technical skills. I do not own any of his music. Any fans or suggestions for recordings to pick up?
You should check Tommy's teenage protege, Joe Robinson, his latest album "Time Jumpin" was recorded in Nashville. he is a prodigy who grew up in the bush near me in Australia. Virtuosic fun with real musicality.