Tommy Emmanuel and Igor Presnyakov Jam on “Hit the Road Jack” — Video Finds

Check out this candid jam featuring Tommy Emmanuel and Igor Presnyakov performing “Hit the Road Jack.”

The video was posted just a week ago on Presnyakov’s YouTube channel.

Emmanuel and Presnyakov come from two separate schools stylistically, but it’s great fun to watch the pair trade licks back and forth.

Presnyakov leans on the classical side of things, but his playing blends perfectly against Emmanuel’s picking chops.

Presnyakov’s popularity has risen since he first debuted on YouTube in 2007. Currently the videos uploaded by him have almost 200 million views, in addition to almost 500,000 subscribers. You can find out more at

Emmanuel is no stranger to our site. Honored with the title of "Certified Guitar Player" from Chet Atkins, he is one of today's most masterful acoustic players. If you want to check out more from him, here’s an exclusive lesson we posted just last month. And be sure to visit his site at

Check out the video right here, and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. Enjoy!

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Acoustic Nation

Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.