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Tommy Emmanuel            

Australian Guitarist Known for His Complex Fingerstyle Technique

Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian guitarist, songwriter, and singer known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances, and usage of percussive effects on guitar.

Although originally a session player in many bands, Emmanuel has carved out his own distinctive style as a solo artist, releasing award-winning albums and singles. Influenced by the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins style of guitar fingerpicking, Emmanuel developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band -- covering drums, bass, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, and a vocal melody simultaneously.

While some artists take a band on the road, Emmanuel builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own with no overdubs or loops. His unique guitar style has earned Emmanuel multiple Grammy nominations, countless Guitar Player Awards, and numerous magazine polls naming him the greatest living acoustic guitarist.

Today, Emmanuel can be found playing sold-out shows everywhere from Nashville to Sydney to London.

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Tommy Emmanuel. Australian guitarist, songwriter, and singer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances, and the use of ...

Tommy Emmanuel picks Orlando for new tour - Orlando Sentinel

Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel heads for The Plaza Live in Orlando.

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