Watch Tommy Emmanuel Duet with Young Ukulele Prodigy on “Classical Gas”

Tommy Emmanuel has long included Mason Williams’ 1968 instrumental, “Classical Gas,” in his repertoire, and recently Feng E, a young ukulele player from Taiwan, went viral with his rendition of Emmanuel’s version of the tune, which he played on the street in Taipei. 

The exposure Feng received on Instagram led to an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and then, finally, to a duet with Emmanuel himself on the song when Emmanuel came to Taipei for a concert last month.

You can check out Emmanuel and Feng E’s performance of “Classical Gas” below.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.