Video Finds: Tommy Emmanuel's Jaw-Dropping Acoustic 12-Bar Blues
Wanna see some killer acoustic fingerwork? You've come to the right place.
If there's anyone who can shred on acoustic guitar with jaw-dropping effect, it's Tommy Emmanuel.
Hailing from Australia, yes, he has an excellent accent, and yes, he can put your fingerstyle moves to shame. But check out this video of a 12-bar blues.
Here he runs through "Guitar Boogie" and "Stevie's Blues," a song he wrote for the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan. You might be flabbergasted when you finish watching. You might be shaking your head. Me, I have a big ear-to-ear grin and am gonna hit "replay."
Throughout his career, Emmanuel has played with many notable artists including Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, George Martin and John Denver. He picked up the guitar at age 4 and as you can tell, he hasn't put it down since.
Emmanuel is on tour in the U.S. Find tour dates and more at tommyemmanuel.com/.
And now, without further ado, Tommy Emmanuel:
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