July 11th, 2011, 09:37 AM
Sorry if this is something shown before - quick search didn't turn it up.
He's not a worship musician, per se, but (IMO) his version of this song is one of the best. I know what I'm going to be working on now (for the rest of my life, probably :)).
Two live performances here - essentially the same rendition, but a couple different looks, and the short TV interview at the beginning of the Korean segment should resonate with a lot of you, I expect.
July 11th, 2011, 04:48 PM
4 1/2 years ago when I started college, I almost quit playing because I got so frustrated because I wasn't getting any better.....then I heard Tommy Emmanuel playing and the inspiration was there...it's been hard to put a guitar down since....absolutely love this man's playing and his spirit...saw him live in a high school auditorium once and he absolutely blew me away. Whether or not he knows it, God has used Tommy in some amazing ways.
July 11th, 2011, 04:54 PM
Tommy Emmanuel has the largest cranium I've ever seen on a human being.
Probably another reason I'll never be half as good. My whole brain isn't as big as half of his.
July 11th, 2011, 04:56 PM
And Blue Moon is worth a look see [and then some]
July 13th, 2011, 09:39 AM
July 13th, 2011, 09:54 AM
Here ya go, some REAL early Phil and Tommy
July 13th, 2011, 10:25 AM
If you have never seen him your in for a wonderful experience to say the least , I don't think you can play the guitar and not love this man as a player and entertainer as well . He is a must see , I think it was a $40.00 show when he came here and it was well worth 2x's that . Youtube , check out Over the Rainbow / about Les Paul :
Also check out his website to see when he is in your area :
July 13th, 2011, 11:22 AM
then I heard Tommy Emmanuel playing and the inspiration was there...it's been hard to put a guitar down since....absolutely love this man's playing and his spirit...
TE totally changed the way I think about guitar playing. As a direct result of him, I worked harder on hybrid picking, entertaining, and having fun with the guitar.
I was at a workshop of his in Arvada many years ago and asked him about his arrangement of Amazing Grace. He explained what was going on with the chord solo section and said "It just came to me onstage one night." :shock::shock: He was a very patient teacher who seemed to have that rare balance between understanding what he was doing and knowing that it sounded good.