Tommy Emmanuel Premieres Cover of "(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay," Featuring J.D. Simo

Last week, Tommy Emmanuel announced Accomplice One, a duets album with an impressive guest list that includes Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Ricky Skaggs and Rodney Crowell, to name a few. Today, presents the exclusive premiere of one of the album's most scintillating tracks, a cover of Otis Redding's timeless "(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay," featuring J.D. Simo.

The intimate video—showing Emmanuel and Simo running through the song, and trading off lead vocals—shows their easy rapport, and their obvious musical chemistry.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.