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  • Just got back from a Tommy Emmanuel concert... Oh. My. God.

    Holy GOD...

    I suck!

    Simply one of the most amazing performances I have ever witnessed. Like Chet Atkins meets Jerry Reed, only taken to a whole new level and what an incredible entertainer as well!

    Classical wizard Stephen Robinson opened and was also amazing, then came out and did a couple of classical pieces that Tommy just freakin' BLAZED to, whippin' out uber-clean warp 9 sweep arpeggios on a 1934 Gibson parlor guitar!

    I am totally blown away, if you have never seen this guy live, DO NOT miss the opportunity!


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    Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


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    Originally Posted by NaturalBornBoy


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    Originally Posted by Murdoch


    We like to think of it as you leaving a foot-wide trail of fishy-smelling sand wherever you go.

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    • #3
      Wasn't Tommy in Air Supply?

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      • #4
        Wasn't Tommy in Air Supply?


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        • #5
          I agree with the OP. All you "Tommy Virgins" are in for a real treat the first time you see him. He is an extaordinary musical talent and entertainer.
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          • #6
            Yep, I was there last night too and it was simply amazing! That 1934 Gibson Kalamazoo was something! He made that puppy sing. Stephen Robinson was a pure player and when they combined....WooooHoooo! Like Sheik said, it truly humbles you as a guitar player to hear these guys. I got a LOT of practicing to do!
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            • #7
              I have never seen him live, but have 4th row seats for his concert in Indiana on March 26. Needless to say, I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!
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              • #8
                I saw Tommy at a small club in NYC last winter.

                It was the best concert I've ever seen, ever, with the possible exception of Van Morrison at the Woodstock Playhouse, 1970.
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                • #9
                  I was there with a friend of Tommy's and met him before the show. It was off the charts good. Steven Robinson was also great if you like classical music. The kids from DA were also pretty cool.I think I counted 75 of them

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                  • #10
                    I think I'm the only guitar player I know who's seen him live and been entirely unmoved. Technically brilliant, yes, but I've never been emotionally engaged by any of his pieces. It's not that I don't like the virtuoso thing, I'm a huge fan of Leo Kottke, but it just seems... bland.

                    Don't mean to irritate anyone, although I probably will. Just one of those subjective weirdnesses.
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                    • #11
                      Holy crap.... Initiation, I never heard that one before, that was incredible. That sounds as if it could have blended right into the Ummagumma album right under 'Several species of small fury animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict'.
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                      • #12
                        Very cool.

                        I didn't know he played with Air Supply and John Denver.

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                        • #13
                          Holy crap.... Initiation, I never heard that one before, that was incredible. That sounds as if it could have blended right into the Ummagumma album right under 'Several species of small fury animals gathered together and grooving with a pict'.


                          That's off his early 90s record "The Journey", which actually features some great Telecaster work as well. It's still one of my all-time favorite Tommy records!

                          And yes, that 1934 Kalamazoo sounded amazing! It was great to see all that for the benefit of the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. I can't even begin to imagine what an incredible inspiration it must've been to those kids to play in that beautiful venue with two absolute masters in Tommy & Stephen.

                          It's virtually impossible for me to imagine anyone leaving a Tommy Emmanuel show "unmoved", but to each his own I suppose! I know I was seriously moved, and have been practicing all day!

                          I was really inspired to work on my right hand, Tommy's right hand is pure witchcraft!
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                          Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


                          So in conclusion, if you like ******************** then you like Strats. If you don't like Strats, it's because you secretly don't like ********************.









                          Originally Posted by NaturalBornBoy


                          Sheikpwnt









                          Originally Posted by Murdoch


                          We like to think of it as you leaving a foot-wide trail of fishy-smelling sand wherever you go.

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                          • #14
                            I was surprised by my own reaction, I must say. It might just have been that night, or something.
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                            • #15
                              I think I'm the only guitar player I know who's seen him live and been entirely unmoved. Technically brilliant, yes, but I've never been emotionally engaged by any of his pieces. It's not that I don't like the virtuoso thing, I'm a huge fan of Leo Kottke, but it just seems... bland.

                              Don't mean to irritate anyone, although I probably will. Just one of those subjective weirdnesses.


                              Although I am a fan, I do get where you are coming from. Sometimes it's not the number-of or speed of notes but the placement and feeling.
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