Video: Exclusive Interview with Tommy Emmanuel
Tommy Emmanuel sits down with AN editor Laura B. Whitmore to discuss his five-decade career.
Acoustic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is often asked why he tours so much.
“I’m trying to get good at this. This is what you do. You work at it! How else are you gonna get any good?”
While Emmanuel’s mastery of the acoustic guitar can certainly be attributed to his years of touring, it’s also clear that he has a natural ability for the instrument like few others possess.
After all, Chet Atkins honored Emmanuel with the title of “Certified Guitar Player,” a rare distinction shared by only four other people in the world.
With a professional career spanning five decades, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide, in addition to two GRAMMY nominations.
But it’s his live show where Emmanuel shines brightest. Playing close to 300 concerts a year for the last seven years, his performances are known for their humor, performance, passion, and infectious joy.
Below, AN editor Laura B. Whitmore sits down with Tommy Emmanuel to discuss touring, guitar, Chet Atkins, his technique, and much more. Visit www.tommyemmanuel.com to find out more.
Part 1: Touring, background, Chet Atkins
Part 2: Gear, playing technique
Part 3: Tommy answers your questions!
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